Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield, VT
21 Fairground Road
Springfield, VT, 05156
Date(s) - 04/22/2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
“Earth Day Celebration” with Rev. Mellen Kennedy
Since the United Nations created Earth Day nearly 50 years ago, the environmental crises have escalated to a level that can appear catastrophic. Yet we need not despair! All around the globe, people are engaging in so many powerful ideas and programs that are setting our planet on a hopeful course. In this lively celebration, we’ll lift up signs of progress, resistance, and success. Collectively we humans are reversing the damage in myriad ways from planting pollinator gardens, composting, constructing net zero buildings, installing alternative energy, educating girls, planting trees, and so much more. We’ll playfully cultivate our awareness of how to live sustainably, justly and peacefully on the Earth. Special music will include piano pieces by Tina Wood and a choral performance of “Turn the World Around,” composed by Harry Belafonte. Drummer Jim Yeager and musician Matt Meserve will perform. We’ll also be launching our new pollinator garden. Open to the public. Bring friends!
- 10-11 Open Worship Service
With Rev. Mellen Kennedy and Musicians Tina Wood on piano, Jim Yeager on drums, Matt Meserve with vocals and keyboard, and chorus. Everyone goes home with a packet of pollinator seeds!
- 11-12 Souper Sunday Lunch, featuring a selection of homemade soups and breads. Free to newcomers.
- 12-1 Interactive displays, info and fun
Learn about pollinator gardens, mason bee houses, microgreens, tick tubes,
climate change, connecting with the Earth, spiritual practices, and more. Prizes!
ALL WELCOME – KID FRIENDLY FUN (ADULT, TOO!)