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Dear friend,

This Sunday (3/22) is World Water Day, and the beginning of UU Ministry for Earth’s “Spring for Change: a Season of Sacred Activism” (March 22-May 22). 

What a theme for this moment, “Spring for Change”... there is no doubt that change is upon us and that we must adjust quickly and in enormous ways. 

What remains to be discovered is how we will spring. How shall we move, together, in this historic time? 

Can we spring forth like water? Adapting to the landscape and context around us --- carrying life, abundance, the rhythm of tides? Transforming our landscapes and contexts with the power of our coming together and collective motion?

That is my hope and prayer for this community of faith. 

Water flows from high in the mountains.
Water runs deep in the Earth.
Miraculously, water comes to us,
and sustains us all.
Water flows over these hands.
May I use them skillfully
to preserve our precious planet.

- Thich Nhat Hahn

May we hold each other and our planet in care and good company as we navigate these turbulent times.

I hope you can join one of the UU Ministry for Earth’s programs this week, listed below. May may spring for change together, united and strong.

~ Aly Tharp, UU Ministry for Earth Program Director

World Water Day Celebration – March 22nd
Water Ceremony & Film Screening of The Condor & The Eagle 
   w/ Casey Camp-Horinek

1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern (USA) / 9 PM Central European

Join UU Ministry for Earth online for a water ceremony with special guest Casey Camp-Horinek (Ponca Nation). Casey is a grandmother and climate justice movement leader dedicated to protecting and restoring Indigenous lifeways and the Rights of Nature.

The water ceremony will be followed by a screening of The Condor & The Eagle. Casey is a lead protagonist in the film, and it is a profound blessing that she can be with us to observe World Water Day!

Full details: https://www.uumfe.org/resources/world-water-day/ 

COVID-19 & UU Climate Conversations

Daily, March 23rd-27th @ 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern / 6 PM Central European

A new global normal is unfolding --- let’s start figuring it out. Join informal calls while social distancing to brainstorm on how UUs can adapt and continue working to create Climate Justice. 

The discussion topics will go where the participants take them. Convened by Doris Marlin, lay-leader of the Strengthen Local Climate Commitments (SLCC) campaign.

Please be advised that these are not pastoral care calls; contact your minister, care network, &/or health professional if you need emotional, spiritual, mental, and/or physical support.

Film Screening & Discussion of The Condor & The Eagle

Thursday, March 26th. The film screening will begin at 9:30 AM Pacific / 12:30 PM Eastern (USA) / 5:30 PM Central European — and the discussion with filmmaker Clement Guerra & protagonist Bryan Parras will begin at 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern (USA) / 7 PM Central European.

This program is the March session of the UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE) & UUA Green Sanctuary Program’s Environmental Justice Practitioners Network webinar series.

POSTPONED - UU Young Adults for Climate Justice (UUYACJ) Programs

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the UUYACJ coordinator Amelia Diehl needs to reschedule the 3/23 Theology of Place Discussion & 3/25 Direct Action Training. If you wish to stay in the loop on when these are rescheduled for, sign up at the links shown.

 Bombay Burritos


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