WilderFaith Festival
at Freeborn Reserve
August 5th and 6th
I-5 Exit 215, Stanwood, WA
Sponsored by Freeborn Church and Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens
This event is free, and open to all.
Saturday August 5th 1:00-3:00pm, Freeborn Church
Introduction to Watershed Discipleship
This workshop is for leaders and students interested in learning more about Watershed Discipleship and how we might apply it to engaging more deeply and sustainably in the “Freeborn Church Creek Watershed” in which we are located. This portion of the event requires an RSVP. Please contact eriksamuelson@gmail.com to participate.
For more information on Watershed Discipleship visit https://watersheddiscipleship.org/
Saturday August 5th, 4:00-6:00pm, Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens
Wade Through Deep Water
A Ceremonial Theatre presentation about the grief of the divine feminine and a journey toward reunion with that aspect of God. This theatrical offering brings Miriam's story to life- scheming by the Nile in a conspiracy by women that saved baby Moses (Ex 2:1–10). This piece offers narrative storytelling and high energy song and dance numbers - full of awesome live music, dramatic archetypal characters, and dances with large silk props.
Saturday August 5th, 6:30-8:00pm
Potluck Community Dinner, Freeborn Church
Sunday, August 6th, 10:00am-11:30am, Freeborn Church
Blood on the Cedars
A Ceremonial Theatre and worship presentation centered in an ecological re-reading of scripture. The theatrical portion of the morning features two forest beings, the Greenman and a Cedar woman, who share richly poetic litanies about the sacred symbol of trees within various cultural traditions, the Hebrew prophets' core connection to wilderness, and the witnesses of modern forest defenders. Drawing on the scholarship of Ched Myers and incorporating the brazen poetry of Jim Perkinson, this presentation unveils the political economies that threaten the integrity of Creation and the radical faith that fights back.