Worship at the Glen Workshop
The one form of organized worship at the Glen is evening worship, a quiet counterpoint to the hectic nature of the day. While workshops and presentations are rollicking, interactive, and stimulating, evening worship services are meditative—simple ends to full days. We hope the combination of prayer-filled music with thoughtful reflection will create a worship experience that is rich and welcoming.
The Glen community includes a range of traditions—for which we give thanks to God. The world of Christians in the arts is small enough that we want to do all we can to bring people in, not alienate them. We hope that because they are simple, these services will be meaningful for all.
Because we are diverse, we encourage all attendees to use the mornings to find ways to worship alone, or in small groups, to allow that diversity to flourish. Flannery O’Connor was fond of a quotation: “Everything that rises must converge.” May all our prayers rise—and converge—in the heart of our creator, redeemer, and sustainer.
About Kathleen Norris, Glen 2017 Chaplain
Kathleen Norris is the award-winning poet, writer, and author of The New York Times bestsellers The Cloister Walk, Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, and The Virgin of Bennington. Exploring the spiritual life, her work is at once intimate and historical, rich in poetry and meditations, brimming with exasperation and reverence, deeply grounded in both nature and spirit, sometimes funny, and often provocative.
Widowed in 2003, Kathleen Norris now divides her time between South Dakota and Honolulu, Hawaii, where she volunteers at an Episcopal church. She travels to the mainland regularly to speak to students, medical professionals, social workers, and chaplains at colleges and universities, as well as churches and teaching hospitals. For many years she was the poetry editor of Spirituality & Health magazine, and is currently the nonfiction editor of the Saint Katherine Review. She also serves as an editorial advisor to Give Us This Day.
About Cameron Dezen Hammon, Glen 2017 Worship Leader
Cameron Dezen Hammon is a writer and musician whose work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Ecotone, Guernica’s “The Kiss” series, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA from Seattle Pacific University, and is the music director for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Houston’s 5pm service. Her latest album, a live recording of Western swing and southern gospel standards, will be available at www.camerondezenhammon.com