Light of Day: A Conversation with Jan Richardson
November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST$40.00
““We are attended. We are accompanied. We are asked to open our eyes, our hearts to the grace of it, that we might bear witness not only to the fall of the sparrow but also to what follows it.” – Jan Richardson, from Sparrow
Drawing upon her latest book, Sparrow, in which she so tenderly walks with grief after the loss of her husband, singer/songwriter Garrison Doles, Jan Richardson will speak to how we can find the light of day amidst the heartbreak in the world.
As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hanukkah, and other Season of Light celebrations, we often find the grief we’ve avoided dealing with all year rising. The world tells us to make merry with others and joyfully celebrate despite the hurting inside. Let Jan Richardson’s wisdom support you in being present to your grief and in finding the light calling you forward to hope and possibilities.
Come nourish your spirit as Jan Richardson in conversation with Mona West invites you into the light of day.
Thursday evening, November 17th
7:00pm Central to 8:30pm
$40.00 per person. Partial scholarships available.
Virtually, via Zoom
“…following God propels us to be present to the place where we are, for this is the very place where God shows up.” ― Jan Richardson
ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR
Jan Richardson is an artist, writer, and United Methodist minister who serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC. Her work has attracted an international audience drawn to the spaces of welcome, imagination, and solace that she creates in both word and image. Jan’s books include The Cure for Sorrow, In the Sanctuary of Women, and Sparrow: A Book of Life and Death and Life. She is especially known as a crafter of blessings that enter deeply into our human experience. Jan makes her home in Florida. She often collaborated with her husband, the singer/songwriter Garrison Doles, until his sudden death in December 2013.
Rev. Dr. Mona West
Director of Adult Christian Formation at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Dr. Mona West served on the international staff of Metropolitan Community Churches for 11 years as the director of formation and leadership development. She is retired clergy in Metropolitan Community Churches. Mona earned a doctorate in Hebrew Bible from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, and completed a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, which included study at the International Center for St. Teresa and John of the Cross in Avila, Spain. She served on the Eremos Board of Directors from 2019-2021.