Welcome to Prairie Wind Guild, a group of folks in the Chicago-Northern Illinois-Lake Michigan area who are passionate about learning by heart and telling sacred stories. Prairie Wind Guild is associated with the Network of Biblical Storytellers International.

Next Gospel of Mark telling: March 8

 

Prairie Wind Guild tellers will present the first epic telling of the 2015 Lenten season on March 8, 3 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church in Joliet, 1718 Avalon Av.

 

As always, there is no admission charge but there will be an offering to support the work of the guild - such as the radio show in Cameroon!

 

This epic telling will feature the largest team of tellers ever - seven different voices will tell Mark's gospel!

 

Registration is open for the Network of Biblical Storytellers 2015 Festival Gathering, now in a new place: the 4-H center near Washington DC!

 

Festival Gathering is a great opportunity to experience excellent biblical storytelling, learn the art, take the family to see some sights in the nation's capital, and more. FG is tremendous fun and this year there's going to be a youth program for 5th-8th graders too. The 4-H Center is very family-friendly.

Time to plan for Festival Gathering

Check out the details here:  NBS Festival Gathering

 

PWG folks help one another safe money on the trip by carpooling, and some scholarships are available. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please email coordinator Beth Galbreath.

We're funding a biblical storytelling radio show in Africa!

 

We've got joyful news! PWG is helping spread the art of biblical storytelling in west Africa!

 

PWG member Sharon Davis isn't usually at home in

Chicago. She's most often working as a missionary in community development in Cameroon. Over a year ago, as part of the Network of Biblical Storytellers Cameroon, she also paid for a year of radio time to showcase and teach biblical storytelling on the air.

 

But when the money ran out, the show was dropped. Now, however, Prairie Wind Guild is contributing $1,000 toward the $2,466 cost of another year's broadcasts. Please join us in praying that Sharon will be able to find the money for the remaining need.

 

If you would like to make a personal contribution toward the cost of the show, email PWG Coordinator Beth Galbreath. Sharon will let us know when the show is ready to go again. Beth will let you know when that is.

 

 

Invite a Team of Tellers to your church

for an Epic Telling of The Gospel of Mark

or the Elijah Cycle, new this year!

 

An Epic Telling is a powerful experience of a book of the Bible or a series of stories told by a team of tellers in one sitting. It's a completely different experience from hearing Scripture read in church, or from reading it in silence to oneself. The text comes to life and pulls us in.

 

Prairie Wind Guild biblical storytellers can come to your church to present the entire Gospel of Mark, Stories from Mark, or The Elijah Cycle.

The Gospel of Mark runs about 2 hrs 20 minutes, including a 10-minute intermission. It's like an evening of going to the movies, but it's live! If a shorter program is needed, about 90 minutes, a team can present Stories from Mark or The Elijah Cycle.

 

Elijah allows us to experience most of the stories of the greatest of the Hebrew prophets and the one with whom Jesus identified John the Baptist. Hearing the stories together brings new insight into the reasons for that connection. Note: We're rating Elijah PG13.

 

PWG asks for no money up front when we come to your church, only that a collection be taken to support the work of the guild.

 

Call John Freidheim today to schedule a presentation of Mark or Elijah!