Worship

In January & February, we’ll be getting our nature time in on Sundays at Noon for a Sunday Saunter in the Binghamton University Nature Preserve. We meet at the gazebo by parking lot M on the BU campus every Sunday in January & February. Feel free to contact us with questions at churchinthewildcommunity@gmail.com

Worship FAQs

How do I get there?
Put 501 William Law Rd Windsor NY into your GPS and turn onto the private road that leads to Sky Lake Camp & Retreat center. Keep going until you see one of our lawn signs. A friendly person will be there to greet you and direct you to our worship location. But for the months of January & February we’ll be worshiping on Zoom at 4pm. Click here for the link to join.

Wherever you’re coming from, we promise it will be worth the drive!

What if there’s bad weather, will we still meet?
Absolutely! We have a rain location set for every area we plan to be in. We’ll do our best to share updates online each Sunday but you can always find where we’re gathered by following the signs after arriving at Sky Lake. If there’s dangerous road conditions we’ll put the word out not to come.

What do I need?
You can bring a folding chair if you’d like but we have benches and some pretty soft grass. It’s often up to 10 degrees cooler at Sky Lake than anywhere else in the southern tier so bring a layer or two. We’ll be in or near the woods so bug spray and sunscreen as needed. Most of all bring your whole self and an openness to experiencing the Divine.

I’m not really a Christian, can I still come?
Please do! We need everyone. We believe Truth is found in many traditions and throughout Creation. Our pastor was trained in a Christian background, we are sponsored by the United Methodist Church, and our board has members of various and no faith backgrounds.

What are the Covid-19 protocols?
While outside, we are following the current CDC guidelines that say those who are vaccinated need not wear a mask. Those who are not vaccinated are asked to continue to mask. We are outdoors and distanced around our circle for the safety and comfort of all who gather. Masks are required indoors at Sky Lake.

Is it accessible?
Sky Lake has many accessible areas and we are happy to accommodate your needs. We won’t always be at the same location year round but we will always make sure everywhere we hold worship can be accessed by wheel chair, walker, and we can even bring you from your car to worship via golf cart! Contact us if you have accessibility concerns and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions and work out a plan based on your needs.

What happens at worship?
Worship will begin each Sunday at 4pm. You’re welcome to come at 3 or 3:30 to walk around the beautiful grounds of Sky Lake. At 4pm we’ll start with some music before enjoying a time of silence, singing, hearing some ancient or modern wisdom, a nature connection moment, and a message that helps connect that wisdom to our lives. We have a guided meditation each week as well as info about the work we’re doing in our community before we set intentions for the week ahead. A guided walk/hike will also be offered after worship ends.

You can check out some of our favorite music on our YouTube channel.

Have more questions? Email us at churchinthewildcommunity@gmail.com


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