Welcome to my Calendar!

If you’re looking for things to do that will help you reconnect with yourself, you’re in the right place!

My offerings include many options to meet your yearning for a life that is congruent—aligned with who you are and how you want to be in the world.

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Mar
9
Mon
Facilitated Discussion Group of Ecotheologian Rev. Michael Dowd’s ProFuture Faith
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

8-Session Series, Mondays February 10th to March 30th.

Facilitated by Katy Taylor and Dave Hall.

Dowd claims that having “squandered our inheritance on profligate living,” we are a prodigal species. Industrial civilization and our insatiable appetites have us hurtling toward irreversible consequences – not in some distant future, but right now.

The good news is it’s not too late. At the intersection of science, spirituality, and sustainability is a deep love of life and a passion for our posterity – a ProFuture Faith.

Join eco-theologian, author, and TEDx speaker, Rev. Michael Dowd in a dynamic DVD discussion course that bridges the gap between head and heart, science and faith.

Participants will be guided on a journey that accepts what is inevitable, avoids what is futile, and be inspired to attend to what is urgent. Come home to reality. Embrace a ProFuture Faith! We will watch a 20-minute video segment together and then use the study guide to facilitate discussion.

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/ALPS2020Spring

Mar
29
Sun
Cancelled: Spring Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CANCELLED for Coronavirus Safety!


You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list? To consistently practice aligning with the rhythms of life?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And essential self-care changes everything.

You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can engage with practices that help us return to our deepest, truest vitality.

This self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright.

We will engage with the creative energies of Spring together: renewal, creativity, and reawakening.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you will practice living a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

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Minimum of 6 women; Maximum of 12.

 

Registration Options


Registration Deadline: Friday, March 27th

Please contact Katy to send a check.

First-time registration includes The Way of the Happy Woman book.

More events on PTguide – City Guide to Port Townsend & East Jefferson County, WA

Aug
16
Sun
Walk in Beauty, Zoom Unitarian Universalist Service
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sometimes life can feel pretty overwhelming with all that is happening in the world. How do we find our way? What is right action for us? What if the answer were as simple as choosing to walk in beauty in each moment? Join Interfaith Minister and QUUF member Katy Taylor to unpack what it means to walk in beauty and to explore how to make it real in our daily lives.

This service will also include Katy singing, joined by Heidi Mattern.

Find the link to the service, which you can watch anytime after it has premiered here.

Dec
21
Mon
Winter Solstice Celebration via Zoom
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice SpiralJoin us for a contemplative, Earth-centered, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include calling in the Directions, chanting & singing, meditation, candle-lighting, and deep connection with this seasonal turning of the year.

Unlike our in-person ritual, this one is not particularly kid-friendly. 🙁

Plan to have with you a candle and matches as well as a noisemaker (rattle, shaker, bell) for the Light Returning section. Because of intermittent connectivity with Zoom, participants will remain muted until invited at certain times in the ritual to unmute. Chants and songs will be participatory and lyrics will be posted in the Chat.

Contact Katy to request the zoom link. 

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Apr
4
Sun
Easter Fire at North Beach
Apr 4 @ 6:43 am – 7:28 am

Join me and Elisabeth Haight to celebrate Easter with a Sunrise Service outside at North Beach!

We will have a fire to gather around, but dress warmly as we’ll need to maintain physical distance and ask everyone to wear masks.

Come sing Easter in! Wordsheets provided.

 

Oct
3
Sun
Evensong, 1st Sundays
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Join me and Elisabeth Haight for a 45-minute, contemplative Christian music prayer service that draws on the Celtic Christian and Taize traditions.

During the warm months, we meet outside, at Chetzemoka Park in the shelter of the lovely trees and sacred land.

*** If you are not on our email list, check with one of us
before attending to make sure we will be at the Park.
Depending on the weather, we may need to meet via zoom. ***

If we are at the Park, when you enter at the main entrance and turn left, you will find us. Please bring your own seating gear, and you may want some extra layers. We follow the guidance of Washington State in terms of masking. Please contact Elisabeth or Katy for more information.

 

Dec
21
Tue
A Quiet Winter Solstice Gathering, via zoom
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Interfaith Minister and Songstress Katy Taylor for an evening celebrating the turning of the year. Katy will lead the group in song and sing a few pieces solo, weaving poetry and participatory ritual that invites us into the depth, stillness, and contemplative aspects of the season. Consider having a candle and matches available if you want to participate in the candle-lighting towards the end.

This gathering takes the place of the bigger, community-led Winter Solstice celebration QUUF sponsored in 2019-2020. Hopefully, we can celebrate in person in 2022.

Contact Katy for the zoom link or with any questions.

Apr
17
Sun
Easter Fire at North Beach
Apr 17 @ 6:17 am – 7:15 am

Join me and Elisabeth Haight to celebrate Easter with a Sunrise Service outside at North Beach!

We will have a fire to gather around, but dress warmly as we’ll need to maintain physical distance and encourage everyone to wear masks.

Come sing Easter in! Wordsheets provided.

 

May
22
Sun
Chant Service for Unity Church
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

I will be leading the chanting portion of this service, with original, Celtic-inspired, and local chants and short songs, along with prayers and poems interspersed.

This service is in-person at Unity Church in Port Townsend as well as live-streamed on zoom. Click the “Sunday Service Live” button on Unity’s home page to join via zoom.

Jun
30
Thu
Chant & Song for Community, Healing & Hope–1st & 3rd Thursdays!
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come sing together via Zoom on 1st and 3rd Thursdays!

(In June, we’re meeting on the 5th Thursday, too!)

 

We will chant together to create the world we want to live in through our song. We will sing chants from many sources—Thich Nhat Hanh, 12th c. Hildegard von Bingen, Scots Gaelic, local singer/composers Laurence Cole and Gretchen Sleicher, and many more from the community singing tradition.

Singing is known to help connect us to ourselves and to each other, as well as to calm the nervous system. We all need more of that in our lives.

I teach each chant line by line so you can follow along, and then we sing all together. Because of the nature of Zoom (delays due to intermittent connection), you’ll only be able to hear and sing with my voice, but you’ll be able to see others and have the visual experience of singing and being together. You don’t need to be a “singer”—just come and add your voice and heart full of good intentions!

To join, contact me for the Zoom link no later than 6:00 on the day of the chanting if possible. Once we’ve started I won’t be able to respond to emails.

Jul
3
Sun
Evensong, 1st Sundays
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Join me and Elisabeth Haight for a 45-minute, contemplative Christian music prayer service that draws on the Celtic Christian and Taize traditions.

Starting in July (hopefully) and continuing during the warm months, we hope to meet outside, at Chetzemoka Park in the shelter of the lovely trees and sacred land. If this is not possible, we will meet via Zoom. *** Please watch your email–if rain is strongly forecast, we will meet via Zoom. ***

Please contact Elisabeth or Katy for more information (and for the zoom link when not in person).

When in person, we follow the guidance of Washington State in terms of masking.

 

Jul
24
Sun
Becoming an Earth Being, Online Unitarian Universalist Service
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join interfaith minister, earth lover, and longtime spiritual practitioner Katy Taylor to explore how we can participate in the healing of earth in the ways that we live our daily lives.

This service will also include Katy singing, joined by Heidi Mattern.

To watch the pre-recorded service in real time, you can gather with others in the QUUF sanctuary (vaccination and mask required) or go to the QUUF homepage and click on “VIDEO” in the upper right-hand corner. You can watch the service anytime after it has premiered on the QUUF YouTube Channel.

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