Following the Way

Following the Way

Following the Way Faith Circle: Hiking

A new adult Faith Circle is forming this summer at First Church on the 2nd Thursday of each month. 

We will be offering monthly contemplative hikes for anyone who wants to get outdoors, find a break from the chaos of life, and reconnect with their body and soul.  It’s perfect for the churchgoer who is longing for a deeper spiritual life that is grounded in nature and exercise.  
The hike will be part silence, part refection and part casual conversation.  
We will seek to find renewal as we become more mindful of our bodies, our thoughts, and the holy ground beneath our feet. 
To quote the poet Wendell Berry, “Best of any song is bird song in the quiet, but first you must have the quiet.”  The same is for God’s song.


Our inaugural hike will be:  Thursday, August 12th  Raindate: August 19th 
Bear Mountain in Salisbury, CT
3.6 mi  (out and back trail)
It is a moderate hike with 1,031 ft elevation gain (for experienced hikers)


We will meet at 8:00am at the church and carpool or you can meet us at the trail head.  
I expect we will return home around 3:30
What is needed:

  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Bagged lunch
  • Hiking poles (optional)

Sign up with the church office.

Next event (Monthly): December 9, 2021 - 8:00am-3:30pm View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • August 12, 2021 - 8:00am-3:30pm (ended)
  • September 9, 2021 - 8:00am-3:30pm (ended)
  • October 14, 2021 - 8:00am-3:30pm (ended)
  • November 11, 2021 - 8:00am-3:30pm (ended)
  • December 9, 2021 - 8:00am-3:30pm