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Work Is Worship

Work is worship

call Steve Citty for information


Upcoming Work Days

October 9th
Put shingles on the roof
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Work Exchange  
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One of the teachings from Beautiful Painted Arrow is that “Work is worship.”

Working in a mindful way with those in our community is one way we can truly “Walk in Beauty.” When we say ‘walk in beauty’ we are really saying ‘Walk in Love. It is the Blessing Way.’ To walk in beauty is to celebrate the principal ideas that create our bodies.

Beauty is the action of being in the moment. It is the connection that we have with the people that we love, our fellow human beings. ...Beauty comes from our relationship to all those around us. There are three essential parts or levels to being in a state of Beauty.

  • Have a connection with Oneness;
  • Be in reflection;
  • And to be in movement.

Mindful work is all of these things, and is a way to worship.

Participation is a sign of the vitality of the Center and how important it is in the lives of the People. We are a non-profit organization that depends on the generosity of the People who receive their spiritual food here to support our operations for the year.

“Work is Worship“

Work/activity is one very clear way to celebrate ourselves as part of the community by which we are being fed spiritually. And it is always a lot of fun. Time seems to alter into a process rather than a taskmaster and friendships are born and nurtured by our community participation.


  • Gloves
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Water
  • AND an open willing attitude.

If you have any special skills, please let us know so we can best use your talents. Of course, we will first take care of the pressing needs, but there is a lot of work to be done and all your talents are valuable.

It is a great feeling to give something back for what you’ve received, and in that way, experience the meaning of the teaching, “Work is Worship.”

If you, too, would like to support the Center and give something back for what you have received, join us on our ‘Work Is Worship’ days. Workdays are always filled with fun, fellowship, and laughter (and lunch)! Check our calendar for the latest dates.

For more information, call Steve 865-300-4424.


Saturday, October 9th

Work Day-Shingles on Arbor

This project will be to complete the arbor roofing project. The roof has been repaired and covered with ice and water shield. It is time to put the shingles on and complete the project in time for the SunMoon Dance.

Work day will start at 8am. Everyone os welcome to come early but if you cannot make it at that time, come anyway. Bring a hammer or two if you have them. We will be installing th3e shingles on the arbor.

If you would like to use this work day as part of a Work Exchange there are two things to do.

  1. Contact the chief of the Dance Contact the chief of the Dance if you have not already made arrangements with them to exchange work for the event.
  2. Contact Steve (865-300-4424) and let him know that you want this to count towards Work Exchange.

In any case, if possible let us know that you plan to come so we can plan our work accordingly!

Work Exchange

Earn credit towards dance

Want to dance?

The work exchange rate is $15 per hour. You will need to work a minimum of 4 hours on a given day. Generally we work no more than 10 hours in a day. This will not include a lunch, so you will need to bring your own light lunch.

Please contact the Dance Chief or Coordinator if you are interested in contributing towards your dance in this way.


Grounds Maintenance

Projected: 4-10 hours

Date: In addition to scheduled work days you may contact us with your available days and we will try to accomodate, pending our schedules.

There is lots of work to be done at the Center that is eligible for Work Exchange.

Maintenance projects include:

  • Mowing
  • Wood gathering and splitting
  • Garden clean up and restoration
  • Trash hauling
  • ....and more

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Saturday, March 6th

Removing the Arbor Roof

The years, the rain, the sun and the wind have taken a toll on the roof of the dance arbor. Large portions of the roof have now been removed and disposed of.

Saturday, March 20th

Replacing the Roof with some help from our friends


Thank you to Mr Handyman of West Knoxville for the generous donation of almost all of the material and volunteer crews to help!

Wednesday, March 24

Putting down water/ice shield ahead of the big rain



Clean up mud behind the east gate

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