Evening Music & Spirit Service

Sunday Schedule is below
Online on Zoom!
 

Our mission is to create a service that allows for people to cultivate inner peace and inspire connection to Divine Source.

Music plays a major role in Music & Spirit because we believe that it provides a special spiritual connection. Along with music, the services combine spiritual readings and reflections on world issues and personal values, as well as Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist and Native American beliefs and sacred texts. Spiritual healing is quietly woven throughout the service. Gathering members are welcome to light a candle to commemorate a prayer or event.
 

Upcoming Services

January Services
Theme: Soul & Stillness

Soul Discernment

Sunday, January 17 | 5pm - 6pm
Online on Zoom

When we practice stillness in our lives, we create space for greater awareness and better decisions.  Pastor Chatfield will share tools for discernment, making use of stillness to come to build better decision making skills in difficult situations.  Music by Heidi Champney.  Heidi is a lifelong musician and singer with a passion for helping people connect with the innate powers that can be accessed through the singing voice: self-expression, self-awareness, manifestation of intentions, moving and clearing emotions, and access to higher levels of consciousness.  

 

Soul Perspective

Sunday, January 24 | 5pm - 6pm
Online on Zoom

The spiritual practice of stillness helps us to shift our perception of the world around us, leading to more clarity.  Rev. Chatfield explores how stillness moves us out of black-and-white thought patterns and helps us navigate the complexities of life.  Music by Zach Cohen.

Zach Cohen is a musician, songwriter, flutemaker, and sound healer.  Fueled by his own spiritual journey, Zach’s music is a heartful cascade of emotion.  Follow along with Zach’s flute project (El Buho Flutes) here:

https://m.facebook.com/elbuhoflutes/

owlflutes.com

 

Islam and Stillness

Sunday, January 31 | 5pm - 6pm
Online on Zoom

Muslim prayers combine contemplation, gratefulness, and remembrance of Allah, encompassing many meditation forms. Imam Islam Hassan of the Vermont Islamic Society joins us to explore teachings about stillness and prayer in the Islamic tradition.  Music by Raphel Groten.  The music of Raphael Groten is about heart connection, the mind of peace, and the vibration of wonder. https://www.raphaelgroten.com/ 

 

February Services
Theme: For the Beauty of the Earth

Re-Wilding Creation

Sunday, February 7 | 5pm - 6pm
Online on Zoom

The Earth offers us all so much. One  of my favorite things is to witness her wild creation and the endless sources of inspiration and awe. Together we will explore how to access our wild beauty within and search for ways to re-wild our changing world.  Please bring a small item from nature and a candle to this service. Music TBA 

 

Love in Action

Sunday, February 14 | 5pm - 6pm
Online on Zoom

Beauty can bring about strong emotions of love and attraction, from relationships with each other to our relationship with the Earth.  But, how do we move beyond loving feelings to actually put our love into action?  Rev. Chatfield shares strategies to more fully demonstrate love in your life.  Music TBA

 

What is Beauty?

Sunday, February 21 | 5pm - 6pm
Online on Zoom

Environmental organizations have long known they can raise more money when they showcase cute  animals or stunning landscapes.  We’re more likely to give when we find something to be beautiful.  Where do you find beauty and how can we expand our definition of to find beauty in all?  Music TBA.

 

Tending Inner Beauty

Sunday, February 28 | 5pm - 6pm
Online on Zoom

Outer beauty is not always a sign that beauty also exists within.  We’ve all experienced a fruit or vegetable that appears lovely, but is rotten to the core.  In this service, we explore the importance of caring for our inner beauty.   Music TBA