The following are some helpful resources for further exploration of sustainability and development:
Forming Community, hospitality and food: Godspace.wordpress.com
Creation Care Study Program
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Joining Together – Preparing the Altar
God we gather in this quiet place,
To hear the prayers you have placed in our hearts,
Filled with the ache of hurting people and a broken world,
We come willing to listen to the silence,
Alert and attentive to your voice speaking ...
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The poles are in! The poles are in!
To some, it’s not as exciting as "The building is done! The building is done!" To us it is indeed momentous.
When Tom purchased the land way back in the 80’s, the dream of Mustard Seed Village was, um, ...
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This week has been a momentous one for Tom and me. On Tuesday morning we left home at 5:30 am to drive out to the future site of the Mustard Seed Village on Camano Island. We were so excited because the poles for our first building ...
Would You Help Us Build Mustard Seed Village?
Over the summer we will construct the first building at the Mustard Seed Village.
We are looking for volunteers to help us construct this iconic building.
If you are interested in joining a work party over the summer please email us immediately and let us ...
Raise the Roof! Phase one classroom construction begins!
We have great news! We are close to completing Phase One of our Mustard Seed Village construction! This weekend we will take the first step in putting a roof on our classroom in the Mustard Seed Village.
A team of seven construction workers ...
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Environmentally conscious, imaginative, culturally sensitive, community oriented. These are all words that describe Architect, and MSA Board member David Vandervort's work. David is the architect for Mustard Seed Village,our new community and environmental center for creative imagination and pursuing the Kingdom purposes of God.
Winner of a 2010 ...
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The Wild Camano tour is over. On Saturday a small group of us gathered on the future site of the Mustard Seed Village on Camano island to tour the land, identify edible species and plant a beginning garden. It was an amazing experience.
With the help of Nancy ...
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Thanks to your help, we're making progress at the Mustard Seed Village!
Tom and I visited Camano on Sunday and were delighted to see that the 42 new cross beams which were added this last week. Pray for our workers as they complete the crossbeams and add ...
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Mustard Seed Village: an ancient-future model of sustainable faith and sustainable living.
Mustard Seed Village (MSV) will be constructed on 40 acres on Camano Island in Washington State. The first phase of the village will consist of a common building with a central gathering space as well as classrooms and living quarters.
Plans also include a greenhouse, barn, and additional cottage-style housing. The village will be physically designed to both fit into its natural setting and reflect something of the spirit of a seventh century Celtic monastery.
There will be significant focus on sustainable design and stewardship of the land. An orchard and garden will provide a high level of food self-sufficiency for those who are part of this community.
A major component of the village will be the ability to provide students with a fully immersive, accredited academic semester “abroad”. The curriculum will integrate intellectual and spiritual challenges with the learning opportunities of a rural forest environment and an eco-village community.
Together, this community will seek to create a highly sustainable way of life with shared routines of nurture, harvest, processing and celebration.
At the core of this monastic learning community will be a deep commitment to God and a broad spectrum of Christian spiritual practices drawing particularly on the beauty and insights of the Celtic Christian tradition and other pre-modern Christian traditions.
Our intent is for this community not only to be rooted in a rich spirituality and a different rhythm of life, but also seek to embody something of the values of God’s new world that is already here. In this we hope that all who visit will experience a way of life that is both more sustainable and more cooperative and that cares for God’s good creation and extends God’s love to neighbors near and far.
Help support Mustard Seed Village through your prayers, or by contributing directly to MSV
Story by Jim and Donna Mathwig Music by Aaron Strumpel, In Mansions and Church of the Beloved Reflection by Dr. Dwight Friesen Story by Jim and Donna Mathwig Music by Aaron Strumpel, In Mansions and Church of the Beloved Reflection by Dr. Dwight Friesen, Seattle School of Theology and Psychology Seattle WA Meditation by Christine Sine, Mustard Seed Associate […]
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