LPA's Inter-Faith Spiritual Program
Celebrate the deep connection underlying the many beautiful forms of spiritual practice.
Laurel Park's Tabernacle is a place where communities of spirit may deepen their own practice, and seekers may experience different spiritual traditions in a lovely, informal setting
There have been Sunday services in the Tabernacle every summer since its founding in 1872. In 2017 we will continue this tradition with spiritual offerings from local leaders and congregations.
2017 Season Sunday Services
All services start at 10:00 am, and are in the Tabernacle unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, July 16
Northampton Friends Meeting.
An unprogrammed Quaker meeting, where people worship in silence, and may speak as the spirit moves them to minister to each other. Northampton Friends Meeting welcomes all members of the community and celebrates the richness of human diversity.
Sunday, July 23
Kirtan with Shubalananda
Open the season by singing the names of divinity. Energizing and joyful, no experience or special skill needed to join in the chorus of voices and music as Shubal leads a call-and-response sing with instrumental accompaniment.
Sunday, August 6
Lammas Celebration led by Emily Cavin of the EarthSpirit Community, a Pagan organization based in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts. Drawing from indigenous traditions of Northern Europe, join in a celebration of the first fruits of the harvest, with offerings to express our connection with the earth and its natural cycles.
Sunday, August 20
First Churches of Northampton (UCC) will continue a longstanding tradition of closing out the Laurel Park Sunday Service season. "We are an open and affirming congregation... We welcome believers and questioners and questioning believers, and we express our sincerest hope that in fellowship with us you may find the answers for which you are searching."
Authentic Movement as a Spiritual Practice. Authentic Movement as an integrative practice to engage our body, mind and spirit. Within our sacred container of witness presence and movers we will gently explore mindful movement, sound, imagery, story, and spirit. We will have a quiet time to write, draw, or play with clay followed by verbal sharing and brief witness feedback. Guided by Margaret Bowrys.
No movement experience necessary. Wheelchair accessible.