The work of our hands
Creativity, in all its many forms, is inspiring, renewing, relaxing, and just plain fun. Welcome to the Church of Craft, a nation wide organization that hosts terrific workshops (Easter eggs anyone?), has great online articles, (“Home Canning: Make yer own damn jam”), and completely dismantles the traditional concept of what “church” should be.
Reverand Callie Janoff writes, “Making things is our spritual practice”, (from her sermon, “Simple and Captivating). Indeed, there is no better way to connect with the universe (and our fellow humans) than by making stuff.
Their fascinating website suggests, “The Church of Craft aims to create an environment where any and all acts of making have value to our humanness. When we find moments of creation in our everyday activities, we also find simple satisfaction. The power of creating gives us the confidence to live our lives with all the love we can. By promoting creativity, we offer access to a non-denominational spiritual practice that is self-determined and proactive.
The Church of Craft maintains no dogma or doctrine beyond what every member believes for themselves.”
Check out their website at www.churchofcraft.org, and then grab those knitting needles! (or torch, or clay, or cookie dough……..)