Pilgrimage to Iona
What drew this Plymouth group to the Island of Iona, Scotland, in September and what did they find there? David Astin, who has co-taught several courses in Celtic history, thought and influence at Plymouth, will explain the background of the trip; Bill Davini will share some of his photographs of the trip, and Rev. Beth Faeth and some other members of the group of 20 who made this pilgrimage will share their reflections.
David Astin is a retired Wayzata High School science and ecology teacher and a talented photographer whose interest in nature and earth science led him to explore Celtic wisdom and the writings of John Philip Newell. With Rev. Beth Faeth and Linda Campbell, he provided much of the intellectual inspiration for the pilgrimage.
Rev. Beth Hoffman Faeth, Minister for Congregational Care and Worship, has served Plymouth since March 2017. Her primary role is to provide pastoral care to members of the congregation. She is also the clergy support for many significant ministries, including the Befrienders, Board of Community Life, Mortality Project, Faith Partners in Recovery and the Board of Worship. Ordained in 1994 in the United Church of Christ, Beth has served as pastor and chaplain in a variety of church settings in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She lives with her two delightful teenage daughters in Stillwater and describes herself as “a hopeful gardener, a musical theater lover, a compassionate listener and a belly laugher.”