Embodying the Word

Saturday 12/02/2023
10:00am - 3:00pm EST
Available Capacity:


“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish” John 1:14

Join us as we prepare for Advent engaging Jesus and the Word Incarnate as a model of inspiration to embody our faith. Body, mind and spirit will be engaged, refreshed, renewed.

Come for a day with scripture through gentle movement and deepening prayer practices with various postures.

God chose to create us in bodies, and for our bodies to be the place of interaction with God and others. By recognizing and cherishing our bodies and others we are invited to restore soulful humanity with God.

But now, O LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8

Participants are encouraged to either bring lunch or plan to go out. We will practice silence in the building from Noon - 1:00 pm.  The Labyrinth will be available during this workshop.

Snacks, refreshments and Advent resources will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes as we will be working with clay and doing gentle movements.

*In case of mobility limitations, please call 616-514-3325 and accommodations will be given.


Debbie Eisenbise

Debbie Eisenbise is a spiritual director and end-of-life doula. She teaches courses related to aging, illness, and end-of-life at Western Michigan University. Ordained for 30 years in the Church of the Brethren, she has accompanied many families, individuals, and communities through grief. She writes poetry, likes to cook, hang out with her husband and her cat, take walks, swim, kayak. and canoe.

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