“Nature As Healer,” Annual Arboretum Service with Mary Poore

ALL ARE WELCOME! You BELONG at Beacon. Spiritually open and intentionally inclusive since 1958.

Gathering in the natural beauty of the Arboretum at Flagstaff at 10:00 a.m., Mary Poore will remind us that, as animals, the world of nature is our home and we belong here. Nature is not only lovely to behold: It has the capacity to heal, comfort, and rebalance our lives. Local guitarist Craig Yarbrough will share his music during the service.  There will be no Arboretum entry fee to attend the service.

The service will be in the Ramada at the Arboretum. Please park in the Arboretum parking lot, then proceed through the Visitor Center. Once out of the Visitor Center, follow the path and turn left at the first junction, then turn right and proceed over the bridge to reach the Ramada. Greeters will be on hand to guide people from the Visitor Center to the Ramada.

Mark James will be leading a medicinal plant walk after the service for those interested. Mary will provide coffee, cold water, and snacks. Sensible footwear and a hat are recommended. The Arboretum is located off of West Route 66 on Woody Mountain Road, approximately 15 minutes by car from Downtown Flagstaff.

For those who can’t make it to the Arboretum Service, there will be an ALTERNATE SUNDAY MORNING ACTIVITY AT BEACON on Sunday, July 9th, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.: “LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT,” STORY THEOLOGY EXPLORATION AND DISCUSSION facilitated by Linda Ochi. We will explore stories about times when we felt a close connection to others we just met, whether it be friendship or romantic love.