Scientists observing the northern bald ibises pictured below noticed that the birds choreographed their wing flapping to maximize the group's energy during migration. A similar choreography can be observed at Robertson-Wesley.
At the DEAP Pod Conversation on March 5, 2014 people from the congregation met together to share stories about their experiences at Robertson-Wesley. There were stories of the welcoming nature of ALL people to ALL people; of feeling support and caring on a deep, not superficial level; of learning to think differently about diversity, whether political, economic or personal; of discovering a renewed sense of purpose and spiritual growth; of finding a place to be inspired by art, music and words.
Participants said there is a lot going on at Robertson-Wesley, which is positive. It also creates challenges such as finding a personal place to connect and to stay connected, plus this myriad of activities keep staff and volunteers VERY busy. By choreographing contributions everyone can both conserve energy and keep energized. Some people lead; others support. Some people sing, others clean; some people visit, others are visited; and people need to take turns.