Well, tonight is Uprising.
The Uprising is our first collaborative liturgy party. We've joined forces with Tucson's Aldea Spiritual Community, an artist from the Icon Collective in Belfast, and Church of the Apostles in Oro Valley.
Uprising starts with the ancient liturgy of the Easter Vigil and dances on from there.
At 10 pm we'll kindle the fire and continue all night until Eucharist at sunrise and then breakfast. Fred Bevins is mixing the music. There's a tent set up for artmaking. Plenty of food and drink. Chances for spontaneous communal music making. Because it's pretty isolated in the desert, we can play drums and strum all night under the fullish moon. Low temp tonight is expected to be around a lovely 50.
Setting up luminaries last night at the site, I watched the full moon rise from the mountains. As she rose and lit up the Catalinas with a soft glow she spread her blessing onto us and the ground we will walk tonight.
Where: In the desert scrub around Church of the Apostles: 12111 North LaCholla, (just north of the light at Tangerine, the entrance is on the left)
When: 9:30 pm until breakfast
Why: To celebrate the force of life that cannot be stopped
What to bring: If you'd like, food and drink to share, sleeping bag, musical instruments, kids, dogs, friends, and whatever the force of life that cannot be stopped compels you to.