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What inspires you? What sustains you?

When you are feeling discouraged and disconnected, what practices and sources of inspiration help maintain your sense of resilience?

Our staff and vestry have contributed their suggestions; we will put boxes in the Gathering Space to collect yours too!


"A source of inspiration for me is the example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer during the Third Reich and WWII--his courage and faith--an inspiration even to his jailers."

  • meditation
  • exercises
  • reading poetry
  • being outside
  • seeing the stars
  • being with friends and having good conversations
  • yoga
  • playing piano
  • being with friends
  • working with young people
  • conversations with friends
  • playing music and singing

"having open conversations with others about why we do what we do--and supporting others in what we do."

  • Mozart
  • Bach
  • playing Gilbert and Sullivan tunes on the piano
  • FM 90.5