Writing Circle

Writing can be frightening! It’s also pretty scary to live out the love of Jesus Christ.

Writing can be challenging! Thinking about faith–daring to question and even to doubt–is also hard stuff.

But being part of a circle of people who can be trusted to encourage thoughtful and courageous and out-loud Christianity…priceless!

Our ecumenical Writing Circle meets at Heatherhope Farm on the second Sunday of most months starting at 4 p.m. Some months we move to a different Sunday due to constraints, so always check with us here on the farm web site or on the phone (815-895-9736).

It is our aim to include people of all denominations, backgrounds and ages of DeKalb County, Illinois and beyond. Even if you don’t attend church but want to explore your faith and spirituality, you are welcome to join us.

At home we will think hard about our faith by writing poetry, essays, stories, songs and anything else that the Spirit moves us to write. Then we will use a dedicated web site and our meeting time to share our writing and get thoughtful and challenging feedback in exchange.

We will create ever new audiences through our web site and any other means that seems right and good.

Please check out our Writing Circle web site: WritingSacred.org. It is a place where thoughtful people can share their writing about faith and life, whether they can attend meetings of the Circle or not.

If you are interested in joining us, please drop us an e-mail at heatherhopefarm@gmail.com, and plan on being with us April 14, 2013,  or write something to share on WritingSacred.org and send it to heatherhopefarm@gmail.com

You’ll be glad you did!

If you need directions to the Writing Circle  meeting at Heatherhope, find them by clicking on the “directions” tab at the top of this page.



About John

John is a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who has served congregations for over 40 years, including in rural, suburban, campus ministry and urban settings. His love of Border Collie sheepdogs has been fortified by his many friendships with shepherds all around the world. Nothing he has ever or will ever accomplish is as significant as the patience God, his wife and his friends have shown in putting up with his deficiencies.
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