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Hello Prayer Bench friends,
Today I want to highlight Autumn Rambles and offer it as a gentle way to settle back into the routine of fall and as inspiration to gather friends or a community of faith together.
Autumn Rambles is a collaboration between The Prayer Bench and Kereru Publishing. It’s written and curated by myself (Prayer Bench) and Caroline Bindon (Kereru Publishing). You’ll get to know us better in this edition of Rambles.
AUTUMN RAMBLES STARTS SOON
Rambles begins September 30 with a Welcome Email.
Join us as we walk the streets, beaches, woods, and bush and collect our favourite autumn signs and sightings and share our memories of Autumn. Look in on the wisdom this season lends us in our journey of faith and practice gratitude everyday.
Each day for 14 days you’ll receive a curated digital scrapbook page to inspire your ramble and set you off on your own autumn discoveries. You’ll find reflections, music, recipes, a colouring page, scripture to read, quotes to ponder, journal prompts and so much more.
Here is a sample page for you. Golden Light.
Rambles is available for Individuals or Groups. See Individual. | See Group.
USING AUTUMN RAMBLES
Here are some ideas you may like to use Autumn Rambles:
Read and view Autumn Rambles at the start of the day and take the ideas with you as you go about your regular routine. Read and view Autumn Rambles before purposely go out for a ramble around a park, beach, garden, street, market or to your living room window or other place of your choice, using the ideas in Autumn Rambles as starters for your own reflections.
You might like to take a basket or bag with you to gather Autumnal items as you Ramble, use a sketchbook or a camera to record visual images, or a notebook to record your thoughts. The focus of Autumn Rambles is to gather your own collection of Autumnal experiences in your own best way, finding meaning and encouragement through the season.
You might like to create your own version of a scrapbook page based on the prompts, or springboard from the ideas provided to find and create ways of expressing your thoughts and responses as well as celebrating the season.
IDEAS FOR USING AN AUTUMN RAMBLES WITH GROUPS
Plan to meet for a Group Ramble together at a local spot such as a park, beach, track, garden or street.
Meet online once, twice or more during the Autumn Ramble period to share your discoveries with each other.
Create a Group scrapbook page or display or even a worship service together. Invite each person in your group to bring something they’ve gathered, written, sketched or created to share.
Put together a group of friends, family, workers, study group or community of faith. We provide an excel spreadsheet and you enter the names and email addresses of each person in your group. We send the daily emails directly to everyone on your list.
NOTE: Autumn Rambles is included in the the 2023 paid Prayer Bench Personal and Group subscription.
WHAT DOES IT COST AND HOW DO I REGISTER?
An individual registration is $20.
A Group registration for unlimited numbers is $50.
Visit the Prayer Bench Shop to register. (Scroll down to find Rambles or email me and let me know what you need.)
When you register a group you receive a package with a leader notes, a poster to use in signing up your group, and a sign up sheet to send your participant names and emails.
I'm looking forward to Autumn Rambles. I hope you might ramble with us.
Janice, Host of the Prayer Bench.