Our Earth is in crisis. The needs of seven billion people are immense. Current human practices are pushing essential life-sustaining systems beyond their limits, creating a growing danger to all living things, including humankind. Beacon answers this urgent challenge through our Green Earth Ministry. Working as a community, we step forth as leaders to protect, restore, and
sustain a flourishing Earth.
The Unitarian Universalist seventh principle to affirm and promote “the interdependent web of all existence” deeply influences our approach to climate activism. We have two programs at Beacon that seek to raise our earth consciousness and deepen our engagement.
The Green Earth Ministry (GEM) Team is led by Margaret Babcock (MLBabs@msn.com). GEM is committed to reducing fossil fuel emissions. We work toward this very large goal through congregational engagement, community partnerships, and fun workshops that help us align our lives with our values. We hope you will check out this team and consider connecting to our upcoming programs.
Our second way in which we raise our earth consciousness is through a monthly service called Green Vespers. Designed to be earth-centered, this one-hour service is followed by a community potluck with mostly vegetarian dishes. The service itself includes reflection, music and often conversation. Helen Kaar (firstname.lastname@example.org) designed this service and leads most Green Vespers. Check out the calendar here for our upcoming service. The group meets typically on the third Saturday of the month at 6:15 pm.