Deacon Heather Smith, has been exploring how to bring faith out of the church building and into God’s creation. During the most intense peaks of the pandemic, Deacons Heather and Blaire Smith were looking for ways to get outside and engage with their neighbors safely.

In the Marion area, the Smith family explored ways of “connecting spiritually” with members of their community out in nature. And just like that, Hike and Seek was born.

This experiential form of witness to what God is up to in the natural world blossomed from their collective love of nature, combined with the ancient practice of Visio Divina [divine seeing].

Deacon Heather invites hikers of all ages to reflect on a word from scripture and search for it in creation as the group of grandparents, children, parents, and friends hike together along a path.