Alix Robin describes herself as a religious naturalist and soon to be an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, and also an artist, writer, and mother.
She has created Campfire Ministry a simple form of small group
ministry that involves a dark room with either a literal campfire or a
collection of candles. Each member is encouraged to lead a campfire
when they feel ready to do so – by picking a reading, leading an
opening centering, and keeping the group focused around sharing ideas, feelings, thoughts, and dreams that came up for them throughout the week.
The core assumption of Campfire Ministry is the importance of nature, darkness, and fire to spiritual well-being, and that this encourages intimate and connective sharing. As Alix put it, “I believe even those who want nothing to do with institutional religion of any kind will be drawn to the campfire and will find comfort and meaning there.”