The Spirituality of Creativity and Play

St. George's, Fredericksburg

905 Princess Anne Street 
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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St. George’s Episcopal Church will host the Rev. Lisle Garrity February 28 – March 1 for its Lenten Weekend program, “The Spirituality of Creativity and Play”. The Lenten Weekend is an annual event at St. George’s as we enter into Lent, a forty-day season of spiritual renewal preceding Easter.

The weekend of programming will explore how play and creativity nurture our spirituality and experience how art connects us for a shared sacred journey. Experiencing the birth, life, death, and resurrection of the creative process and the parallels with Lent and Easter will be key themes of the weekend. Come awaken a sense of play from within and get your hands (and maybe your shirt!) dirty. No prior experience or proficiency with art or spirituality is required to participate.

The weekend begins on Friday with a potluck meal at 6 pm, followed by an interactive presentation at 7 pm on the role of creativity and play for living a wholehearted life. On Saturday at 2 pm, Rev. Lisle will present on faith and the creative process. Groups will tap into their inner artist and create silk painted banners together, working from scripture. On Sunday, Rev. Lisle with live paint during 9 am, 11:15 am, and 5:30 pm worship services. Additionally, she will give a forum presentation at 10 am about why art matters to the church. Participants may attend any or all of the sessions.

Rev. Lisle Garrity is an artist, pastor, retreat leader, and entrepreneur who works with communities of all kinds across the nation. In addition to leading retreats and serving as artist-in-residence with churches, she is the founder and creative director of A Sanctified Art LLC, a collaborative arts ministry providing multimedia resources for worshiping communities. As an ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she approaches her work as an artist primarily through the lenses of pastor and theologian. Her work and writings have been featured in Reformed Worship, Call to Worship, NEXT Church, and Presbyterians Today.

Located at 905 Princess Anne Street in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, St. George’s Episcopal Church is open to all with love.

This weekend is accessible to all Deaf, hearing and ASL communities.

St. George’s invites adults and youth of all faiths or seeking faith to attend. Recommended donation for the weekend is $25 – come for all or some of the events; Sunday morning program is free. Childcare available upon request. Complete schedule available and registration encouraged at: www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net/lenten-weekend-2020.