We are excited to share that AwakeningSoul '21 is
happening on schedule at Lutheridge!*

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You are the heart of our awakening soul.

View the schedule*
password emailed to participants

*In-person and virtual options available.
Vaccination is required for on-site participants.
Mask use is required per Buncombe County mandate.

* schedule subject to small changes


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Catherine Meeks

Executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Irish Poet, theologian, and conflict mediator

and of course, live music by the AwakeningSoul Ensemble

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Honoring Fran


The celebration of the life, love and ministry of Fran McKendree took place Saturday, September 11th at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC.

It was all we could have hoped for and more. Brian Prior was the officiant and Barbara Brown Taylor was the preacher. The service was highlighted with beautiful music from members of the Awakening Soul Ensemble and others among Fran's treasured collaborators. Click here to view the service.


offering sanctuary, sustenance, and inspiration since 2011

a sacred space of hospitality where we can find rest, respite, and renewal
abundant food for hungry souls; intellectual and spiritual nourishment that both challenges and nurtures
deep conversation, uplifting music, evocative art and spirit-filled worship, encouraging us to look deeply into our lives and choices, energizing us as we return to our communities

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We believe ...

that we all need a place, set apart from the busy-ness of our everyday world, to reflect on our journeys. We need to set aside time when we can examine our lives and ask ‘what do I believe and how are these beliefs being lived out in my life? Who does my life and work serve?’ Our hope is that our AwakeningSoul gatherings create a sacred space where this work of the soul can be done, and that in our coming together we will all be affirmed that we do not journey alone.

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