As the Conference nears we want to announce the 2015 Coffeehouse at Northfield. It will be held in Blake on Monday evening directly after Sacred Circle. The format will include the written word and lyric based music all of which must be original material. The order of performances will vary somewhat in that the early portion of the program will be “family friendly” with regards to content. We ask that you consider language and imagery for this first portion. The latter part of the program will be more suitable for mature audiences. If you have questions about where in the program your material would best fit please consult Julie or Stephen.
*The sign up easel will be in the dining room and will differentiate early vs later sign up times. Please remember the maximum length is 5 minutes.
**An important component to Coffeehouse at Northfield is the contribution of baked goods/snacks that can be sold as a fundraiser. Please bring something for the snack table. Julie will be rounding up coffee urns and if you have one to bring please let her know in the event she is still in need. firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to the Coffeehouse. It is a great community event both for artistic offerings and audience experience.
Your excellent hosts, Julie Snow & Stephen Bracciotti
Our time together this summer will be here before we know it! This year, Jim Peters and I will be facilitating the planning for our daily Sacred Circle gathering. This is a process of co-creating a special, centering time of depth for ourselves as a Community as we end each day. We would LOVE ideas and input from YOU. You are the “co-“ in co-creating! We will be meeting daily in the small dining room from 1-2pm. To guide our planning, we have come up with some topics that seem to fit with our theme this year of Walking Each Other Home. We hope you will join us to help plan Sacred Circle, and hope that you may be inspired to bring readings, songs, simple rituals, etc. for any or all of these. If you are unable to attend the 1pm meeting, Jim or I will be happy to see if we can find a spot for your idea.
Walking Each Other Home….
Sunday: Through Hard Times
Monday: Bridging Cultures/Differences; Finding Connections
Tuesday: In Celebration
Wednesday: In Remembrance
Thursday: Family and Community
For some years, Sacred Circle has included an opportunity to place some object of personal value on our common altar. It’s an opportunity to gather some Northfield group energy during the week. If that’s something you’d like to participate in, we invite you to bring something smallish (photos are fine!). In our first Sacred Circle on Sunday evening, you would have an opportunity to share what the object means to you if you wish, or you can add it to the altar quietly and privately. Whatever works for you, works for us.
Best, Betsy Taylor