Alternative Approaches to Communion with Mark Pierson

by Christine Sine

Eucharistic celebration

This is the second of a series of short videos taken from a discussion with Mark Pierson held in our backyard this last week. Again my apologies for the poor quality of the video but I know that Mark’s creativity is so inspirational that you will forgive me that. I love the way that he takes elements of the local culture and incorporates them into our experience of communion. Like Mark I am intrigued with ways to express our faith in culturally specific ways.

One very profound celebration I was a part of here in Seattle was when another very creative friend of ours, Steve Taylor had us out foraging for cedar branches and Starbuck’s cups. We started our conference with a beautiful blessing ceremony using these local symbols – one natural, one part of the culture, and sprinkled the audience with water.

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