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An Inch by Inch Community: A Message from Craig Smith

craigThe Rock Point community is a combination of diverse groups linked through our connection to the diocesan Rock Point property in Burlington, Vermont. We share a vision for Rock Point to be a welcoming sanctuary of spirituality, creativity, community, education, training, and environmentalstewardship.  
 
We hope this quarterly e-news will help us become better acquainted and help us connect to each other in new waysWe hope it will celebrate new ways in which our partnerships are bringing forth something new and joyful. Our next issues will be in June, September, and December. Read more. 
 
We see Rock Point as a place of intersection and meeting; a place of possibilities, including The Episcopal Diocesan Center, Rock Point School, Bishop Booth Conference Center, Burlington Community Gardens, Crow’s Path Nature Education, Homeward Bound Gardens, Rock Point Intentional Community, colleges, universities, public schools, conservation and sustainability groups, geologists, community leaders, spiritual renewal groups, nature and recreation lovers. We have four land use teams working to embody our vision. To learn more or become involved contact meRock Point has a rich heritage in its 162 years of innovating and adapting to serve the needs of our world. Today discovering ways to unite across organizational lines and affirming  our common mission to care for creation and all of our relationships is the hopeful spiritual call we hear.  Responding to such a call is an inch by inch process, as Wendell Berry expresses it:
 
“The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.”
 

Craig Smith
Rock Point Operations Minister

 

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