Green Sanctuary program at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, noon Sunday, August 8

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church invites the community to come to their Sunday, August 8 potluck lunch at noon and discussion about their involvement with the Green Sanctuary program.  The church is located at 14724 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155. 206-363-7994.

The Green Sanctuary program was originally an outgrowth of the Seventh Principle Project, a UUA-affiliated environmental organization that was created in 1989. In 1991, the Seventh Principle Project published the Green Sanctuary Handbook, introducing UU congregations to the concept of integrating our environmental consciousness into our faith communities. That first handbook helped UUs begin to imagine what it would look like if congregational life reflected the seventh Principle of Unitarian Universalism, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”

Dean Smith and Barbara Rader will give presentations of geodesic dome homes and worship spaces and Dean, Bob Moore and Julie Houff will discuss SUCC's Green Sanctuary efforts, that are based on a framework of four focus areas: worship and celebration, religious education, environmental justice and sustainable living. SUUC’s efforts include efforts to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and use of organically based cleaning products and pesticide free yard maintenance. SUUC is in the process of certifying their property as a NWF Wildlife Habitat.

SUUC is planning a six week course in the fall based on the Renewal documentary film produced by Mastry Ostrow and Terry Kay Rockefeller that captures the vitality and diversity of today’s religious –environmental activists. From within their Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim and other spiritual traditions, come men, women and children who are becoming stewards of our planet. There is much hard work that must be done to stem the tide of environmental damage, and this course will explore the ways and means by which communities of faith have worked together to address those challenges. Admission is free, and a potluck dinner will be served.


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