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Neighborhood Pattern Days

Folks of all ages are invited to participate in online bible study and local service across our two dioceses.

This summer, Plainsong Farm hosted a series of prayer walks, which they called “Pattern Days.” Many of the folks who participated in this on-site practice started imagining hosting a prayer walk at their own church or in their own neighborhood.

And so, staff from the dioceses and Plainsong Farm came together to invite the people of Eastern and Western Michigan to join us for three weeks of online bible study and conversation, beginning September 22.

Together, we’ll imagine how we might host a creation themed prayer walk at our churches or in our neighborhoods. Plus, each participant will receive a small snail mail participant gift.

Neighborhood Pattern Days is for everyone – young and old, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan, Episcopalians and Non-Episcopalians! Join us!

All in Eastern and Western Michigan are invited to join the dioceses and Plainsong Farm for Neighborhood Pattern Days this fall!
Watch our video for an invitation from McKenzie Knill, Director for Children, Youth, and Young Adult Formation for the two dioceses; Emily Ulmer, Program Director at Plainsong Farm; Jeff Brown, Youth Director with Grand Rapids Episcopal Youth; and Merry Kim Meyers of St. Peter’s by the Lake in Montague.


Each week of our three-week program, beginning the week of September 22nd, will include two scheduled Zoom Calls – one offered on Tuesday mornings at 11:30am and one offered on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm.

Both meetings will offer the same content and participants are invited to pick one, attend both, or skip both! Wednesday’s meetings will be geared more toward our younger participants. The Zoom meetings are optional, you do not need to attend to host a prayer walk in your community. Likewise if you attend a Zoom call you are not obligated to host a prayer walk.

Beginning St Francis of Assisi Day (October 4th) through All Saints Day (November 1st) participants will be invited to create their own neighborhood pattern days prayer walks and share with their community and our wider diocesan communities. Prior to October 4th, information will be posted on our websites with resources, materials and suggestions to create these in your own spaces.



There is no cost to participate in this Neighborhood Pattern Days program!

Registrants will receive the following:

  • Secure links to the (encouraged but optional) Tuesday/Wednesday Zoom Meetings
  • Invitation to our cohort Facebook Group for mutual support and resources
  • Resources for planning a Pattern Walk for your local context
  • Mailed participant gift


Click here to Register.