Green Sanctuary Team News

We are kicking off 2018 with our Green Hearts program! We invite UUs of all ages to adopt a new personal environmental practice as an act of spiritual devotion to justice and love between New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

When we consume energy and materials, the burden of the waste from their use is shared by everyone. It is unjust for only a few to enjoy the benefits of a practice when all must share its burdens. By taking a step away from consumption, you are taking a step toward justice and toward love and compassion for others, both human and wild.

Check out our list of possible practices at the Green Sanctuary table, or choose your own. Drop a slip of paper with your new practice into the jar, and then join us on Sunday, Feb. 11, before the 11 a.m. service for a brief Green Hearts ceremony to share and celebrate our combined actions.

Also watch for news of our “Stream Team” activities and our bimonthly “Skills Workshops.” We will also be building our partnership with the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, starting with participating in a lobby day for local control for clean water and air at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 9. For more information, email Ellen Thomas.

It will be a busy year for Green Sanctuary, as we have now submitted our application for accreditation as an official Green Sanctuary congregation! Join us in any of our activities, or our group meetings, on the second Tuesday of each month. The January meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the home of Ellen Thomas.