Happy Cock Church was born out of a desire to have a place where the reverent and irreverent can be held, where the unspeakable can be spoken, where people from every walk of life can gather and share stories. All are welcome!
I know the name of the church may be triggering, but I like this too because some people are triggered by “happy”, others by “cock” and some by “church.” Often I/we stop listening to one another when we are triggered by one word (think Trump or Bernie) and I want to create a church where we can listen with kindness even though we have different beliefs and values. It's my calling and I'm answering it now. Will you join me?
What to Expect
An hour and 45 minute service with time for writing and sharing, guided meditation, music, laughter, inspired readings, and a sermon aka cockTale by Ann.
Is this a Virtual Event?
Yes. We will video conference together using Zoom. For a community of trust and safety, Happy Cock Church encourages all participants to have their video cameras turned on.
Who Can Come
Anybody over 18 is welcome.
What to Bring
A spirit of willingness, a journal for writing, and a desire to listen with an open heart.
YOUR IRREVERENT REVEREND
Ann is an award-winning writer and performer. She has performed her solo shows in theaters across the U.S garnering awards along the way including the Los Angeles Ovation Award for “Best Solo Show” and the San Francisco Bay Critic’s award for “Best Solo Performer.” Mel Brooks produced her first big hit, Squeeze Box Off-Broadway.
In addition to writing and performing, Ann is passionately committed to helping people speak their truth on the page, stage and in life. She teaches her Write Your Life week-long retreats at Esalen, Omega, Kripalu, and in Kauai where she currently resides.
Unofficial bio. 20 year ago I was working the graveyard shift at a homeless shelter for mentally ill women in Santa Monica. READ MORE +
SUSAN BARBER, Alter Girl aka Spiritual and Technical Assistance
I was actually an altar girl in the 70s, my dream was to be a priest, but the other Catholics had different dreams! But here at HCC my dreams came true, and they can for you too. Especially if you dream of finding a community that supports you, and your stories. Sharing the holy communion of stories, and deep listening is what I like best about Happy Cock Church, that and my title "Altar Girl'. Ann reminded me to put in print that I am working on my memoir, A Map of My Heart.When I am not at Happy Cock Church, I am an end of life educator. After stealing Elisabeth Kubler Ross' book from the library at 11 yrs old, I've spent the last 32 years training more than 600 people to support those who are dying. I spent more than a decade working with Stephen & Ondrea Levine, and currently work as a Community Education Manager, at Mission Hospice, and serve on the Elisabeth Kubler Ross Foundation's Advisory Council. Here's my journey: https://deathhangout.
JOSH HAROLDSEN, Happy Cock Filmmaker and Photographer
Josh is a filmmaker, composer, visual artist who lives on the island of Kauai. He also digs lucid dreaming, spear fishing, and talking story.
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