When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth. —PS 104:30

Speaker Series  |  Book Discussions  |  Outdoor Events  |  Lenten Retreat

When God’s spirit hovered over the chaos waters, the creative spirit was sent forth and a whole world was created including humanity itself. We are all connected by that one creative spirit and meant to care for one another - including all the plants of the fields, the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the animals of the woods. Humanity is one with all of it, and our soul is fed by that connection. When we become alienated, our soul mourns. This Lent we seek to renew that connection, to spend time in nature, to read and learn from those who have spent time understanding the connection. Together we can renew the face of the earth one intentional step after another.

Speakers each Sunday at 9:30am

  • Sunday, February 18 | Dr. Michelle Petro Pharrphotographer, gardener, and medical doctor
  • Sunday, February 25 | Beth-Sarah Wright, PhD. Author of Dignity: Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community
  • UP NEXT Sunday, March 3 | The Reverend Pete Nunnally, priest at St. David's Episcopal Church, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Sunday, March 10 | Deborah Mann, PhD. Retired professor of biology from Millsaps College

Books for discussion


Clock time in nature

One-time offerings
  • Saturday, February 17th: Visit Petrified Forest, contact Dean Anne Maxwell for details
  • Sunday, February 18th | 3pm: Young Family meet-up at Old Trace Park, meet in parking lot by playground | contact: Sara Anne White
  • Sunday, February 25th | 3pm: Biking the Ridgeland Trail, Parking places along the street in front of The Bike Crossing, 192 Old Town Crossing, Ridgeland | contact: Jack Allin
  • Saturday, March 2nd | Fishing Retreat with Rev. Pete Nunnally
    Prayer, meditation, fishing, reflection
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    This 2-3 hour retreat is open to fishers (and non-fishers) of all types. We’ll share prayer, cast some bait into the water, and reflect on the spiritual symbolism of fishing. Rev. Nunnally, who has extensive experience leading outings of this type, says, “Fishing is something that ultimately puts us in contest with and integrated into God’s creation, and the uncontrollability of the natural world around us. When you are fishing, you are brought to the water’s edge. And as Christians, we are water people who believe in the water of baptism.”
  • Sunday, March 3rd | 3pm: Young Family meet-up at LeFleur’s Bluff Playground | contact: Sara Anne White
  • Tuesday, March 5th | 5pm: planting herbs and wine tasting | contact Michelle Alexander for address and details
  • Thursday, March 21st | 4pm: DIY Fairy Houses at the Cathedral | contact Michelle Alexander for details and suggested supplies
Weekly offerings
beginning the week of February 19

(attendees may come on the weeks they are available- no need to commit to every week)

  • Tuesdays at 10:30am: Walk the Natchez Trace, meet at the old craft center (315 Rice Rd, Ridgeland), group will walk to the Overlook and back | contact: Robin Carter and Kellye Montjoy
  • Thursdays at 12:30pm: bring your own lunch to the Cathedral Courtyard, attendees welcome to come early for the Thursday noon eucharist in the Chapel before lunch begins | contact: Dean Anne Maxwell

Lenten Retreat 2024

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Saturday, February 24
10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Parish Hall
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On Saturday, February 24, we will host author and speaker Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright for a half-day retreat. She will discuss her book Dignity: Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community and lead discussions. About the subject matter of the retreat, Wright says:

"Authentic living means bridging the gap between who we aspire to be and who we are in reality. Authentic people make authentic communities which help to make a more authentic world."

Wright works nationwide, encouraging individuals, communities, and institutions to develop the capacity for change and transformation. She is the author of eight books, including fiction, nonfiction, meditations, and children’s books. She currently serves as the Director of Enrollment Management at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory School of Medicine. A former professor at NYU and Spelman College, she holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, an MPhil in Anthropology from Cambridge University and a BA from Princeton University in Sociology and Afro-American studies. Originally from Jamaica, she has lived and studied worldwide, from Edinburgh, Scotland to San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is married to Robert C. Wright, the Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta. They are parents to 5 children.

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