We will eat and enjoy fellowship starting at 6 PM and then move to the chapel at 7 PM to start the drum circle.
Since everyone is bringing food for the potluck, there is no charge for this event. However, donations to help cover the paper goods, eating utensils, and drinks are appreciated.
Saturday, November 18
6 to 9 PM Central Time
Sweet Home Retreat Center
We prefer that you let us know you are coming by registering for the event (even if you can’t make a donation). Doing so insures that you will get our address and other pertinent instructions. You are welcome to bring friends with you.
If you wish to take a walk in the healing woods (we have almost 6 acres), please come early with footwear and clothing to ensure your comfort. We will have the pottery studio open at 3 PM that day for those who want to get their hands in the earth and make something.
“Drumming is the oldest form of music on the planet. Virtually every culture has practiced some form of drumming. In Africa, the beating of a drum continues to be an important part of ceremonies and celebrations. Native American cultures use drumming as a means to reconnect an individual’s mental and physical selves. Throughout history, drumming has been a part of performing rituals, marking significant transitions, and celebrating life’s cycles. Our lives are infused with rhythm beginning at the very moment we first sense our mother’s heartbeat in her womb.
“All manner of drumming has the ability to put us in touch with our own natural rhythms, the rhythms of the earth, and the rhythms of the people we choose to drum with. Drumming can take you to a place deep inside you where you are keenly aware of your mind and your body, as well as the vital bond between the two. Drumming alone can help you release tension, dispel stress and aggressive feelings, and restore your energy.
“Drumming with others brings many benefits. Taking part in a drumming circle attunes us to the invisible energy that exists between us while uniting us in a common purpose. There is no right or wrong way to drum, and everyone has the innate ability to create rhythm.” ~ Madisyn Taylor