The Environment Committee launched on May 7, 2020 with 13 participants with great enthusiasm and joy.
There will be three areas of focus for our work: worship, education, and community action.
In the weeks to come look for words of hope about stewardship of creation curated by Tia Smith. Look for ways we can decrease our paper products and look and listen for a greater focus on creation care in our worship, specifically in sermons. And finally, look for our Community Garden, under the leadership of Andrea Bakoledis, to get started after May 20.
If you are interested in joining the Environment Committee, please contact Mother Anita.
Here are a few of the great resources we are enjoying as a committee:
Sherrill Baldwin's presentation on Recycling
Wild Seed Project wildseedproject.net video workshop for sowing native seeds NOW for the future
Doug Tallamy "Restoring Nature's Relationships at Home." A reminder about why bugs and caterpillars are so important to pollinators, etc.
Adult Education: The Griswold Forum: The Griswold Forum is designed to address the many and varied aspects of being Christian in today's world. Led by invited clergy, outside speakers and parish members, the Forum deals with issues of faith, ethics, and common concerns. The Forum is held Sundays, September through May, from 9:30 to 10:15am. Recommendations of presenters or topics of interest may be given to the Rector for consideration.
Godly Play: At 10:15am, participants gather for Godly Play, a Montessori based curriculum for children Pre-K to 5th grade. Read more.
A Confirmation/Reception class is held according to the number of individuals and their availability for education for either a regional confirmation service or joining for the regional service.