Forest Thinking

Sunday, September 4, 10:30 am –
Forest Thinking –
Faye Mogensen and Margo McLoughlin, homilists –
Lynne Bonner, worship associate –

Storytellers Faye Mogensen and Margo McLoughlin recreate the sounds of the forest as they weave together folktales about the forest, with the true story of how a magnificent
patch of Coastal Douglas Fir forest was saved. Together the stories prompt us to consider our relationship with the forest and what it might mean to think like a forest.

Margo McLoughlin has been telling stories for more than thirty years. She has gathered firsthand accounts of coastal life. She also translates Buddhist folklore, and currently is creating a repertoire of stories that celebrate the men and women who devoted their lives to conservation and environmental protection.

Faye Mogensen has worked as a Park Naturalist, a curriculum specialist, a storyteller, a wildlife biology field assistant and, here at FUCV, as the Director of Spiritual Education and Learning. For her Masters of Education, she focused on storytelling as a tool for environmental change.

Now living on Pender Island, she continues to perform wherever listeners gather. Faye loves to share personal and family stories about moments of awe and wonder in nature, and to tell folktales that encourage creative thinking and inspire generosity and hope. Her book, Ancient Stories for Modern Times: 50 Wisdom Tales for All Ages was released in June 2016. Learn more about Faye’s storytelling at

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Faye Mogensen                                         Margo McLoughlin

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