ZOOM ONLY Sunday Celebration with Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil

rev. simon ruth de voil

To Whom Do We Belong?

The world around us seems to become less stable day by day. The familiar structures that many of us grew up with — whether family, school, work, church, political systems, or ecological systems — seem to be crumbling faster than we can patch them together. In the face of all this change, we inevitably look for the places and the people that feel like home and like safety. The shadow side of that longing to belong can lead us to a place of angry, brutal tribalism; shunning and punishing those we don't understand or fully see. But, at our best, that longing can instead pull us closer to a deep, intertwined humanity, where we recognize our true interdependence with one another and with the fabric of this living Earth.

Reverend Simon Ruth de Voil is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister, trained to be a sacred presence outside the conventions of traditional religion. As a sacred musician, spiritual mentor and worship leader he incorporates chant, ritual, poetry, storytelling, and mindful practice to create a space for profound connection and sacred witness. Simon provides music for worship, ceremony, and prayer in a wide variety of churches and non-religious spiritual communities. He particularly loves to create music for meditation, healing services, and rites of passage.

Simon is also an experienced workshop and retreat leader, drawing on 15 years of study, training, and practice that grew from his time living and working in Iona Abbey. Although influenced by many traditions, Simon's spiritual path and teaching is deeply rooted in Celtic Christianity, the wisdom of the earth, and in the Scottish land where he's spent most of his life. For more information, visit: https://simondevoil.com/home.

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