Saturday, June 15th, 2019
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Church of the Holy Spirit
2871 Barndt Rd
at Corner of Sumneytown Pike
Harleysville, PA 19438
Contemplative photography—making pictures as a spiritual practice—isn’t about learning to take good photos, but rather about learning to see in a way that’s fully attentive. As we become more open to appreciating the beauty that is all around us, we also become more aware of the Creator’s presence here with us, at work in our lives.
This quiet day led by the Rev. Catherine D. Kerr will offer time for taking pictures, reflecting on them, and sharing them with the group. We’ll be free to roam both inside and around the grounds of Church of the Holy Spirit in Harleysville, and the day will include guided tours of the property with natural area and butterfly garden led by Julie Glass, the parish’s resident naturalist.
No particular photographic skill is required to participate. Bring the equipment you feel comfortable using: A camera and laptop are good if you have them, but a cell phone camera is fine. This isn’t an art class, but rather an exercise in seeing the world with open eyes and an open heart. Artists who feel more comfortable working in another medium are also welcome to participate. Bring your sketchbook, watercolors, or whatever art supplies you prefer. Bring your own lunch; drinks will be provided.
Rev. Kerr, who never leaves home without a camera, is a writer, a spiritual director, and retired rector of Good Shepherd Church in Hilltown. Her photography has been included at a number of art shows near her home in New Hope.
Please contact Ruth Konrad if you would like to register, or have any questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org