What is new with this Bridges Class?

You may have been asking, how is this class different than last years?   Nancy Macgregor and I walked the river a couple of weeks ago and we set the locations for this year’s class sessions.  We will mostly be at new locations, including the Locks area on the North end and where the Yahara enters Lake Monona on the South end.  If you like water you will like these locations.

I have revised the spiritual part of the class.  These reflections will show you how to use the skills of artistic observation for spiritual reflection.  We will develop our eyes to see what we often only glance at.  We will consider the elements of the environment and what they reveal.

  • How abundant is life in our world?
  • How is each life suited to its place?
  • How do elements such as water and light change, and what do they reveal to our eyes?

We will consider the nature of human interaction with nature –

  • In what ways is this interaction mutual?
  • Which has the greater impact?

Finally we will tie each of these observations to a scriptural link.  That is, how do the two books of revelation complement each other?

At the first class you will be provided with single folio book to record your reflections and observations as we travel along the river for the six weeks of the class.

Join  us this June and July along the river.

 

Tenney Locks at Sunset

I was off near twilght for a walk along the Yahara River to Tenney Locks.  It was a great time to observe the color of the sky (orange) reflected in the water.  This might be a location for the Bridges Class.

 

Bridges Class – to start in June

Two Books Retreats will work with Nancy Macgregor to present the Bridges class again.  It will be a six week class on Mondays starting in June.  We will select new locations along the Yahara River in Madison.  Details to follow soon.

Last Class THURSDAY June 20

We have had to change the day from Friday to Thursday this week.

We will meet at the Rutledge Bridge.  Parking is available on the street or at Bethany Church.

At the Jennifer Bridge – week 5

We had perfect weather to face the challenge of the Jennifer Street Bridge. This is a pedestrian bridge.  We encountered pedestrians, fisherman, boats, kayaks, ducks, jumping fish, birds and a muskrat in the water.

Week Four – Willy Street Bridge

We will be at the convergence of the Yahara River and Willy Street, where there are actually two bridges, the auto bridge and a rail road bridge converted to bike and pedestrian use.  We are close to Bethany Church, and there is a fun story there.  The train for years went by the church and over the RR bridges just as the pastor was finishing up the message each and every week.

Bridges Class Week Three

We dodged the rain again and tried out the idea of sketching with a brush.  The East Washington bridge is very modern looking so this was a different look.  Our text for discussion and thought was Psalm 19. It turned out that the previous Psalm was in the lectionary the following Sunday.  No, that was not planned.