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At the Forest Church on Saturday, we met in the graveyard at Maesbrook Methodist and we sat looking into the woods. We reflected on autumn, why we love autumn and we spent time looking at trees and leaves. I asked the question do trees and leaves sound different, in the different seasons? We walked in the woods and collected lots of leaves, looking and listening as we walked. We then picked out one leave to meditate with, reflecting on letting go, forgiveness, what the leaf will have been, what it will become, and the fact that in the tree letting go of its leaves it's possible for new life in the future to come. A recording of this meditation can be found on the 'Shropshire and marches-northern end' Facebook page. After this we used all the leaves we had collected, and we created a piece of art on the ground. Making a spiral was suggested as it is in the letting go and endings there are new beginnings just round the corner, as it is with trees with buds beginning to form.
We have a God of beauty, mystery, colour, re-creation, endings with beginnings.

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