Thursday Bag Lunch
St. Paul's Anglican Church Hall, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
On the first Thursday of the month, people from the different practice circles interested in reflecting on how they can use their creative skills to make a difference in our world, gather for informal conversation and brain storming about possible shared projects.
Currently we are asking ourselves how we might use our creative abilities to respond to the environmental crisis in a hopeful way.
Artists provide opportunities for us to reflect on our lives in symbolic or metaphorical ways. Together, they draw our attention to what is true, beautiful and good. They cultivate a sense of identity and meaning that help to generate cohesiveness and moral integrity in a community.
While most of us may not see ourselves as "artistic", we all are essentially creative in nature and so everything we do, large or small, changes the world in which we live.
As individuals, we can pursue artistic activities not necessarily to become artists but to help us to slow down and listen to the stirrings of our own souls. This helps us to create spaciousness in our everyday lives to receive and to express freely what is true, beautiful and good in the way we work and live.
Today, more than ever before, we must engage difficult questions, "How do I want to live my life" and "What kind of world do we want to become?" What we create reveals what we believe about the nature of human beings and the universe. Here at the Centre we offer a safe, stress free place for people of all ages and backgrounds to express and become the answer they want to see.
Elements of Creative Activity
The heart of human identity is the capacity and desire for birthing. To be is to become creative and bring forth the beautiful.
Creativity includes the art of life itself. Its about the way we live and work, what we risk and why. --Ted Loder
Real art arises from interior places that require intense search, many failures, a reaching toward that which has never been done or said in quite that way before. This is its prophetic edge. --Nancy Chinn