As we enter the holy season of Lent, darkness and destruction seem to surround us at every turn: ecological destruction, human oppression, political division, war upon war… God’s beloved children and creation are facing these and untold other gut-wrenching realities.

It’s no wonder that many inside and outside our faith communities are asking,

Where is God in all of this mess?” and “How do we get grounded amid the chaos?

Join us this Lent as wade into the questions and explore new ways of connecting with God, together. We invite you to take part in special Sunday gatherings, mini-retreats, Chapman Founder’s Day, and more. Check out all the ways to deepen your experience of this sacred season below.

Go Deeper

  • Read Diana Butler Bass’s book Grounded

Spirituality is not just about sitting in a room encountering a mystical god in meditation or about seeing God in a sunset. Awe is the gateway to compassion. It is a deep awareness that we are creators, creators who work with the Creator, in an ongoing project of crafting a world. If we do not like the world or are afraid of it, we have had a hand in that. And if we made a mess, we can clean it up and do better. We are what we make.”



Sunday Morning Gatherings
Feb. 11th: Finding God in Water
Feb. 18th: Finding God in Air
Mar. 10: Finding God in the Movies (Oscar Party!)
Mar. 17th: Finding God in the Others

Online via Zoom at 10 AM PT

BELOVED Way Mini-Retreat

Finding God in Our Roots 
Saturday, March 2nd

Online via Zoom and in-person at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PT)

Chapman University's 40th Annual Founders Day

Featuring Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 9, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (PT)

Chapman University in Orange, CA

Holy Week 2023

Easter Sunset in San Diego
Easter Sunrise in Jerusalem

Saturday, March 30th at 6:00 PM PT
On Zoom and at Mt. Soledad Park in San Diego

Celebrate the hope and joy of the Risen Christ as the sun sets in San Diego and the sun rises on Easter morning in Jerusalem! Our in-person gathering will be at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar, and you can also join in via Zoom for an interactive virtual experience.

Please click below to RSVP and let us know how you will be gathering with us:

To join virtually via Zoom, please click below at 6:00 PM PT on Saturday, March 30th: