Blessing of the Animals Set For October 4

You are cordially invited to a Service of Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

That day is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is known, of course, as one who recognized all the animals and other elements of Creation as brothers and sisters to us all.

You are […]

Epiphany at Heatherhope, January 5

You are invited to a very special evening—our annual Epiphany celebration at Heatherhope Farm. We will gather Sunday, January 4, 2015, from 4:30 to about 7:30 p.m.

After sandwiches in the house we gather for a bonfire and singing. Photo by John

At times the darker powers of this world seem to threaten to overwhelm […]

Epiphany at Heatherhope Set for January 6, 2013

You are cordially invited to a winter tradition: Epiphany at Heatherhope.

Part of Epiphany celebraton at Heatherhope is a traditional burning of the greens. Photo by John

 

Come alone, with a friend, or with your whole family.

Festivities will be on Sunday, January 6 and run from 4:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. or so.

We will start […]

Second Annual Blessing of the Animals Is October 6

Everyone who attended last year’s Heatherhope Farm Blessing of the Animals said it was an inspiration to them and they would like to do it again.

So, we have planned our second annual Blessing for Saturday, October 6, at 11:00 a.m.

For all of Christian history there has been a special reverence for the animals that God […]

Knowing and Not Knowing: The Holy Trinity

Tomorrow is Holy Trinity Sunday.

I believe the best thing about the doctrine of the Trinity is its nod to unknowing. The early church beat back several attempts to make the knowledge of God manageable. Gnostics wanted to  have a spiritual god who was above the blood and sweat and nagging ambiguities of the material world. […]

Epiphany at Heatherhope Shows Forth the Work of God

At our bonfire of greens we sang "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and other songs. Photo by John

The day and season of Epiphany is a celebration of the many ways God’s work is manifest in our lives. (The word “epiphany” comes from the Greek for “show forth.”)

Here at Heatherhope we have an simple annual […]

NY Times Article On Christianity and Animals

The October 15 edition of the NY Times has a wonderful article by Mark Oppenheimer on the fascinating of the love of animals and the Christian faith. We urge our friends to check it out. Here is a link which I hope will get you there: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/15/us/pet-ministries-are-growing-in-churches.html

First Blessing of the Animals Goes Well

On the afternoon of September 25 Heatherhope Farm hosted its first Blessing of the Animals—an event we hope to host annually.

We purposely did not advertise this event too widely so that we could keep the numbers small and feel our way into the best possible way of doing things. A dozen people showed up, bringing […]

Blessing of the Animals September 25

August 25 at 4:00 p.m. we will gather at Heatherhope Farm for a Blessing of the […]

Epiphany at Heatherhope January 8, 2012

Heatherhope Farm hosts its eighth annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday, January 8, 2012. […]