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September 20

Annual Harvest Dinner

What’s your Sielunmaisema?

“Sielunmaisema” is Finnish for “soul landscape.” It’s the place where you feel most at peace, most centered, most yourself. Maybe it’s an old place, a family place, or what the Celts called a “thin place.” For some of us, the Common Ground garden has become such a place. So we invite you to join us for this discussion in that most holy place where we can talk, sing, and give thanks together over our annual harvest dinner.

At 5:15 we’ll need a small team of strong people to gather the picnic tables from around the gardens. We’ll string these together to make one long banqueting table right by our plot. We’ll plan to start worship around 6:00. Children can enjoy the little playground onsite, and child care will be available.

I’ll make sure there’s ample bread from the Hungry Ghost and local apple cider for this sacred meal. Please bring an autumn-inspired dish to share as well as a cup, plate, and whatever utensils you think you’ll need. If you need a ride to the garden – which is located at 140 Meadow St. in Florence – let me know, and I’ll work on coordinating rides. In the event of rain, we’ll meet instead at our usual place at First Churches.

This is one of the most beautiful Common Ground gatherings of the year, and I hope you can come.