Blessing of the Artist


Dear Neighbors,

Hello, I would like to introduce myself. I am Dianne Rodriguez, Sabbatical Pastor of Bethel Congregational UCC and The Spiritual Renewal Center. As neighbors we share many things in common; our beautiful geographic surroundings, our lovely weather, our rich historical legacies. We also share another important aspect of our functioning and that is our dedication to the community.

Bethel Congregational UCC is interested in celebrating our human connectedness through the arts, with a Blessing of the Artist set for Sunday, August 11th, 2019. We emphasize that this would be a blessing of the artists, not a religious service. It would be an opportunity for community members to share and appreciate the creations of local artists and the many contributions art brings to all our living. The day will begin with a blessing of the artists. All artist are welcomed to be blessed, this will be followed by a showing of featured art work and refreshments.

Our region is attractive and unique to many people. We have much to offer in recreational diversions, historical charms, music and arts. This is an opportunity to offer something different for the community to participate in. I and the members of Bethel encourage you to consider this collaboration and welcome you to submit your work. We are happy to outline this further and to answer any questions you may have about this proposal.

If you are interested in showing your artwork at this event please contact Courtney Czarnecki, office administrator, by email


Rev. Dianne Rodriguez, Sabbatical Pastor of Bethel Congregational UCC

Spiritual Renewal Center"