125th Anniversary Celebration

Two weekends, March 13-15 & 20-22

To celebrate this milestone, we will host two weekends of performances, film screenings, talks and presentations on the subject of Nature & Spirit. All are welcome to attend!


Beginning the evening of Friday, March 13 with a screening of “John Muir: Unruly Mystic,” the weekend’s following presentations by historians, authors, curators, and artists will explore the many facets of natural inspirations in the arts for all of us, but particularly represented in the lives of those who helped form this church in 1895.

Continuing the following weekend, March 20-22, will be engaging activities for all ages that explore our connection to nature through the arts. Not only art/craft activities are planned, but nature walks for kids, guided scavenger and discovery hunts, virtual tours and augmented reality games. Guided photography, poetry readings, alternative health practices, and mindfulness walks are also on the agenda. Environmental groups will host information tables and offer ways to become engaged with environmental issues. Plans are also in the works for a raffle of transformative, life-enhancing, and fun prize experiences such as whale watch excursions, hot air balloon rides, retreats, and more.

Both weekends will be replete with refreshments throughout the days, as well as other entertainment and pop-up dramatic readings on nature from historic poets and authors. All are invited to the regular Sunday church services also, which will reflect the theme in sermon and song. All talks and activities for the public will be free, except music concerts on Sunday evenings, which will feature music inspired by the same theme.

Nature & Spirit: Exploring the role of nature in human imagination, creativity, discovery, understanding.

Updates: facebook.com/allegoricalreality/

Event location: SF Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street, at Washington Street, San Francisco. Office 3200 Washington Street, SF.

Contact: Andrew Jack Dodd, concerts@sfswedenborgian.org