As an alternative to Zoom, you may phone into the meeting by dialing 253-215-8782, Meeting ID 889 7318 2418 Passcode 507066
Forum Schedule for September:
Sept 19, 7:00 PM on Zoom
Sept 26, 7:00 PM on Zoom
Another Season of Creation has arrived (September 1 to October 4) and the forum committee has chosen to participate in the emphasis. Thanks to Marilyn Colyar and the Council, it was approved for our congregation to participate again this coming year as a member congregation in Earth Ministry. It has been a number of years since our last involvement directly as a member. Marilyn describes the situation clearly, "In this time of extreme climate crisis, it seems imperative for us to be active in addressing the issue, especially since communities of color and poverty are at greater risk." Thus, our involvement in climate issues is also directly connected to our Racial Justice ministry. There will be two forums in September. On the 19th and the 26th. With the reinstitution of two services it is still necessary for forum to meet virtually and at a time that does not conflict with, or keep people from attending, live worship services. So, for the 19th and 26th we will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The 19th will feature a representative from Earth Ministry who will walk us through some current issues of which we can advocate for creation. The issues are imminent and thus our education of and advocacy for the issues should be addressed with intention and deliberateness. On the 26th we will review the material from Earth Ministry on what it takes to be a Green Congregation. This is something separate from our membership in the organization. Perhaps this study will lead at some within our congregation to spearhead a deeper commitment to protecting the world that God has graciously made available to us. A gift that requires our responsible care. Please come join us for these two earth centered forums.