Listening to the Land

Listening to the Land: Harvesting our 2022 Gardens


Alan Claassen and Julie Scheer Johnson will co-facilitate a Center for Courage & Renewal/Circle of Trust Retreat at St. Andrew’s House near Olympia, Washington, from Sunday afternoon November 6-Tuesday lunch, November 8. Some of you may remember Alan when he served at First Congregational Church as our Interim Minister before Pastor Sharon was called.


Here is a description of the event from the event website: This autumn, Julie Johnson and Alan Claassen invite you to help create a Circle of Trust® where we can harvest the wisdom received in the challenges and gifts of the past nine months. Using metaphors from nature and the garden we will have a slow time to listen to the land, our inner teacher, and one another. 


You can register at: Contact Alan at with questions.