Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Story Matters: From Trials Toward Joy

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

United Church of Christ: A Just World for All
In this day long exploration, these dynamic workshop leaders invite you to chart the Story Arc found in Biblical texts and your own lives. Join Richard Bruxvoort Colligan in an examination of the Psalms and how they tell stories that chart the psalmists’ journey from complaint, to hope, to gratitude. Valerie Tutson will lead us through a process of re/membering our own stories, and finding new connections with Biblical tales. The 11th Annual Festival of Psalms will follow the workshops on Oct. 2nd.
This event will be held on Zoom and in person at:
475 East Lockwood Avenue Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3192
Proof of covid vaccination and masking will be required at the in-person event.
Richard Bruxvoort Colligan desires adventurous and imaginative music for the church. As a full-time composer and musician, he serves across denominations teaching about music and spiritual formation. Known for hymn forms, simple chant and pop-rock arrangements, he has several albums of original worship music. Richard is currently immersed in a long-term study of the Psalms. He is the owner of Worldmaking.net, and his songs have been published by the ELCA, UMC, UCC and PCUSA. Valerie Tutson, a life-long member of the UCC has been telling stories around the world since 1991. Her repertoire includes tales from around the world with an emphasis on African and African American traditions and history. She is also well-known for her re-telling of age old Bible stories and is sought after as both a performer and workshop leader.


October 1
9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
Event Category:


Deanne Swaringen