God’s Creative Story 2019-2020

 

This background features a closeup of mulberry paper pulp, as fascinating in its complexity as God’s endless creativity. We’ve chosen this image to represent this year’s interwoven work around Biblical and visual literacy.

 

We have been blessed with resources to explore God’s Creative Story this year through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

In our congregational worship, we have gazed on the visual art of others and we have participated in the creation of liturgical art ourselves. We have gathered weekly as a “visual choir,” crafting plans and creating installations to the glory of

Click this thumbnail to view the poster requested by the grant organization; it’s a concise overview of our yearlong project.

 God. We have engaged in a year-long journey through the artistry of the Bible, seeking to see its stories anew through attention to both word and image. We have welcomed national guests who have led us in workshops, and local neighbors who have been intrigued by our creative efforts. We have deepened our relationships through shared meals, rich discussions, energized brainstorming, and joyful witness to the work of the Creative Spirit in our midst. We pray that we may continue to have eyes to see God’s generative creativity in our midst, and that we will heed God’s call to be co-creators as we love and serve the world.