Launch Event for God’s Creative Story

Seeing the Story: Gazing as a Spiritual Practice

Presented by Victoria Emily Jones
Sunday September 15th, right after 11:00 worship

(This event has concluded. Even if you were not able to attend, there are resources on this page that we hope you will enjoy.)

We have been viewing images on the displays in the NDPC sanctuary for quite some time. How do they contribute to your experience in worship? What insights and connections to our Maker do images inspire that might not happen otherwise? What does imagery convey to you about the breadth and depth of God’s creative story and your place in it?

Visual images have been a part of the church since its formation, and have long been more than just decoration or embellishment. Come hear more – and SEE more – at our first congregation-wide grant event: a Lunch and Learn presentation on Gazing as a Spiritual Practice with guest speaker Victoria Emily Jones. This free event will include a delicious meal catered by Badda Bing (yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch!) and childcare will be provided. 

Victoria Emily Jones is a writer on Christianity and the arts. In 2016 she founded, a blog that explores how the arts can stimulate renewed theological engagement with the Bible. She serves on the board of the Eliot Society, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that promotes spiritual formation through the arts, and as the assistant editor of ArtWay. She is also a contributor to the Visual Commentary on Scripture, Transpositions, and other publications. Find her on Twitter or Facebook @artandtheology, or on Instagram @art_and_theology.

This program is made possible through a Vital Worship grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc.