Experiencing God in the wind and water

Are you aware of how you connect with God? Would you like to explore ways you can increase your connection? Join us at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on the corner of Bradley and Wolf roads in Bay Village to reflect, learn and experience different ways to interact with God. Each program will focus on a different way to connect. Attend one, or attend many! A suggested $10 donation is appreciated but not required.

The next workshop, “Experiencing God in the Wind and Water: A Sailor's Story of Spirituality,” will be facilitated by John Johanssen and held Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m.-noon. Come swap stories and experiences of our lives on the water, on any kind of vessel, and to search those experiences for the presence of God. John enthusiastically said, “I look forward to reflecting on some of my adventures on the water that have shaped and formed my spirituality. I hope there will be many connecting points from which we can each share our own journeys.”

The Rev. Canon John R. Johanssen is a retired Episcopal priest who has also been a lifelong sailor in waters from the smallest ponds to all of the Great Lakes, the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. He has also had the joy of sailing on the smallest of sailboats to ocean going, blue water sailboats. His most recent adventure was to sail from Bermuda to New York on a 48-foot sloop. He current lives in Columbus with his wife, children and nine grandchildren. 

The schedule for upcoming monthly workshops is:

  • March 4, 10 a.m.-noon: “Praying with Mandalas,” Rev. Sharon Seyfarth Garner
  • April 8, 1-3 p.m.: “Interactive Stations of the Cross,” Sue Mueller and Karen Peterson
  • May 13, 10 a.m.-noon “Body and Spirit Fitness,” Tom MacMillan

All will be held on a Saturday, full descriptions will be available on the church website, stbarnabasbv.org. Please register by phoning the church: 440-871-6200.

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