The idea that we are on a spiritual journey is a familiar one. This Epiphany season we will experience actual journeying together through the practice of geocaching. A geocache is an item (typically a container holding several items or logbook) that has been hidden at a location whose coordinates have been posted on the internet. (Learn more about geocaching here: www.geocaching.com.)
Each week we will post a set of coordinates for a geocache. Participate at whatever level appeals to you—you can try to find one each week, just one for the whole season, or keep looking or going back to ones you have already visited over time. Once we begin posting coordinates, they will be available for the entire season. As long as the coordinates are posted, the geocache should be there.
You are welcome to take a small token if there is one in the geocache. Also, feel free to leave a small token for someone else. Sign the logbook and say a prayer. There will be a small group setting out after church each Sunday to find the current geocache. Or you can go on your own, or organize a small group to go with you. However you go, plan to spend a bit of time at the geocache site… both the practice of journeying and the destination will be a learning experience, and each geocache site will have some spiritual significance!
The coordinates will be posted in the Sunday bulletin (in print) and as a link in the Thursday Email.
Geocache #1 location: 47.588593,-122.300346