June 19, 2012   5:45-8:45pm
Program and Potluck
Collaging with the Divine Feminine
with The Rev. Hannah Anderson, DMin

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This program will focus on creating a collage.  Please bring items to place on your collage ~ tokens of that  which enlivens your spirit, opens your heart, delights you in some way.  This could be scraps of colored paper or favorite clothing, photographs, magazine images, words and phrases.

Hannah Anderson, Rector of St. Stephen's

In my childhood I sought to make sense of the world through creative expression, often in nature.  Now in the season of mature womanhood, I honor my weekly Sabbath by spending time in solitude with art as my holy partner.  Using pieces of old paintings, scraps of fabric, patterned handmade paper and beads, I allow my mind to rest and my hands to lead the way as the Spirit takes over the process.  These collaged pieces of art, often small enough to put into a necklace bezel or hang in my art studio from a thread, are delicate reminders of the divine feminine at work in my soul.

In a world that is fast-paced and often demands of us production or proof of our worth, our time together as women of faith will focus on the nuances and shyness of the soul.  We will celebrate our capacity to engage creativity with joy and playfulness.  Rest assured that you do not need any artistic background!  Please dress informally.

The Rev. Hannah Anderson, DMin.
has been Rector at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Pittsfield, MA since 2005.  She considers herself to be an artist-priest, often combining the arts with adaptive leadership in the parish.  Known in the Episcopal Church for her giftedness to develop and facilitate creative retreats for church/non-profit groups, Hannah has been ordained a priest for 18 years and has served in a variety of parish/hospital/diocesan settings in Pennsylvania, New York City and now in the Berkshires.  

Rev. Anderson founded The Blessing Cup Project, a non-profit company that supports women in transition and Uniquely Hannah (her art, jewelry and note cards for sale.) Currently she is completing certification with IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) and plans to use these gifts as a creativity life coach in the future.

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