A black and white image of a hand holding a lump of clay.
  • Farmhouse Couple Room – $535.00
  • Farmhouse Private Room – $475.00
  • Farmhouse Shared Room – $375.00

Date & Time Details: Begins Tuesday at 4:00 pm and will wrap up on Thursday at 1:00 pm

Location: The Farmhouse

Address: 2281 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA, USA

Contact: Logan Rimel

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Playing and Praying with Clay

With Denise Griebler

October 22 - 24, 2024

Potter, sculptor, philosopher MC Richards said, “It’s not pots we are making, it’s ourselves.”  Come to the mountain at the height of Autumn colors.  Take some clay in your hands and listen to your life.  Listen to the wind and leaves.  Walk the stony paths.  We’ll listen and wonder and create as we reflect on our lives and our place in family of things.  Along the way we may encounter wonder, grief, gratitude, and a sense of coming home to ourselves.

No need to worry about being an artist or having any previous experience with clay!  We’ll share poems and stories, have time for silence and writing, wilderness wandering, a walk through neighboring Columcille Megalith Park and Labyrinth.  And we’ll give ourselves to the shaping of clay as reflection and offering.


Denise Griebler
Denise Griebler is a potter and an ordained UCC pastor.  She pastored congregations for over 30 years. She’s the founder of MannaWorks pottery studio at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit, where she also served as pastor-in-charge until her retirement in 2023.  Denise has a long history as a human rights and social justice activist, pastor, potter and retreat leader. Denise trusts and cultivates the connections between nature, spirituality, creativity, beauty, justice and joy.
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