Submitted by Rayven Holmes
“Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
The 7th principle that UU congregations affirm and promote, a blanket statement that we embody with our deeds. From sharing our basket every Sunday with various organizations on the peninsula, to our involvement with St. Paul’s, PORT, and Clean the Bay; UUFP doesn’t shy away from striving to practice what we preach. One of the areas that has been a labor of love for all involved is our recognition as a Green Sanctuary. We are nearing the promise land and after a congregational vote at the annual meeting on May 17th we’ll be ready to send off our accreditation packet. Before you cast your vote on Green Sanctuary accreditation, come out to the Green Living Workshop on May 16th to see first hand all the hard work your vote is supporting.
So, what’s in store for the May 16th Green Living Workshop?
11am: Mix and Mingle. Come early and talk to our speakers and attendees one on one.
12pm: Potluck Lunch. Bring your favorite dish and nourish your body before our speakers nourish your mind.
1pm-3:30pm: 20 minute talks on-
Congregational Sustainability and Technology
- Solar Energy
- Climate Change
- The Farm Table
Each talk will end with a 10 minute question and answer session
2pm: A 30 minute open discussion with UUFP’s Social Justice Chair
3:30pm: EarthRising hosted ritual
2pm-4pm: Coming with children? Send them off to join Navigators USA Chapters 36 and 58 as they learn about gardening and get their hands dirty planting a vegetable garden
4pm: A raffle of fantastic goodies from Equal Exchange, The Farm Table, and More!
Come on out May 16th from 11am-4pm and take part in living the 7th principle with the Green Sanctuary Committee. Then, attend the Annual Meeting on May 17th and vote in favor of Green Sanctuary accreditation!