Seeing The Forest Through the Trees: A UU Primer on Gleaning Wisdom & Wonder from the Woods

What do trees have to teach us about life, love, loss, and everyday enchantment? Ceremonialist and forest friend Danna Schmidt leads us on a magical mystery tour into the woods, with a little help from a handful of renowned poets, ethno-botanists and mythologists, who assure us that when it comes to the forest, wisdom and wonder are always hiding in plain sight. Musical accompaniment by John Chmaj.

Bio: As a Soulsmith and Master-Life Cycle Celebrant® with Waypoint Ceremonies, Danna is all about celebrating the cycles of life from birth to earth through meaningful and artisanal gestures. While her children came of age at East Shore these past 15 years, she could be found teaching in RE, serving on both the children/youth ministry and worship team committees, or leading adult workshops. She is currently an active member of ESUC’s Beloved Racial Justice (BRJ) ministry team and the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF).