THE GOOSE IS LOOSE!!! The first Wild Goose Uprising was a huge success!
Thanks to the gracious and generous support of Wild Goose friends and family and Abingdon Presbytery churches as near as Dinwiddie and as far away as Tazewell and Bristol, our kick-off worship service was beyond our expectations and more fun than we could’ve dreamed possible. We enjoyed a wonderful meal in the picnic pavilion, followed by communion (in Mason jars!). We then moved inside for a fireside rocking-chair worship in the round, and finished the evening with a theologically significant square dance. Live music was provided by the well-known pencil artist and songwriter, Willard Gayheart, the great Floyd County old-time duet, Mac and Jenny Traynham, and former Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boy, Butch Robins. It was a blessed night to remember!
Since then, we’ve had smaller but more intimate gatherings that have spurred deep discussion and meaningful times of prayer. The singing has been exceptional and the music continues to blossom as more pickers gather each Tuesday. Word is out in the community and each Uprising welcomes new folks from Floyd and Carroll Counties and beyond. It’s very early in this non-traditional spiritual experiment, but it seems the Wild Goose community is forming and God is blessing our endeavors. Please keep us in your prayers and visit whenever you can.