You are invited to be part of the Fall Rail Trail Pilgrimage. But hurry! Official Registration deadline is August 10!
What is a Rail Trail Pilgrimage? It's the chance to walk our beautiful valley's trails with others who want to experience prayer in motion. People have been going on pilgrimage for millennia, leaving their homes to seek a closer relationship with God by traveling to a sacred place. Over time, people began inventing places to go just so they could take the trip. That's because they discovered that it isn't the destination that matters, it's the journey. But you don't have to go far away, and you don't have to stay away for weeks or months or years in order to have a powerful pilgrimage experience. We created the Rail Trail Pilgrimage so that regular folks could step out of regular time and space for a couple of days and walk with God.
Our Rail Trail Pilgrimage begins on September 13 at 11:00 a.m. with a picnic lunch at the Hopewell Junction Trailhead. Bring your own lunch! We will then have a blessing of the backpacks, and start our journey. Every couple of miles or so (designed to coordinate with available restrooms), we will stop to read scripture, pray and have a meditation. The rest of the time, we walk in relative silence - together but by ourselves. We'll spend the night at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and then begin again early Sunday morning. Our pilgrimage concludes with Holy Communion at Tony Williams Park in Lloyd.
Join us regardless of your religious affiliation - we're most interested in providing an opportunity for each person to walk with God.
Register here: Fall Pilgrimage Brochure
A DAY OF ART AND MUSIC to benefit the Hyde Park Community Garden: Saturday Sept. 13. Art Show featuring artists from the Hyde Park Artist Collective will be held outdoors from 11-4 Free! Silent Auction table on display including a painting of St. James’ Church! Concert featuring Vito Petrocitto, Jeff Belding, & Friends in the Parish House 6:30 – 8:30, Admission $12. Desserts by CIA students offered. For more information, or reservations, call the office at 229-2820.
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