-- by Christine Sine --
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 ...
-- by Cindy Todd --
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, ...
by Andy Wade –
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 ...
Cindy Todd, MSA's Strategic Development Coordinator, was recently interviewed on KSER Radio about Mustard Seed Village, sustainability, and the exciting things happening on Camano Island.
You can listen to the interview right here!
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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 ...
by Christine Sine --
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 ...
by Christine Sine - -
God as we read your word and meditate on your promises,
Grant that we may hear afresh the hope of your salvation,
And respond to the wonder of your forgiveness,
Not just for ourselves but for all who need rest and release.
May we walk forward without fear into your ...
by Christine Sine - -
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 ...
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
by Christine Sine --
Mustard Seed Associates is bulging at the seams. We are preparing to launch new initiatives and expand existing ones in the coming year and God is blessing us richly with new team members and a growing community of volunteers.
Dr. Forrest Inslee, has spent long hours facilitating ...
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.
Today’s Pentecost liturgy is by John Birch whose website Faith and Worship is a great resource for liturgy especially if you are also interested in Celtic spirituality. John is a regular contributor to the Light for the Journey Facebook page. Spirit ‘And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and […] […]
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