Sunday, April 22, 2007

Earth Day Celebrations

Left the house at 9:30 this morning to prep for worship. Got home at 4:30 after having been at the church the whole time.

First there was worship, with an Earth Day focus. ThHe sermon The Earth's Easter?? went well as I examined what Easter and Easter-type transformations might mean for the Earth. Particularly well received was my encouragement to consider "throwing the net over the other side" as a metaphor for avoiding the 7 last words of many organizations--we never did it that way before.

Then there was lunch. We have a lunch after church several times a year.

Then there was a viewing of An Inconvenient Truth. Actually my second viewing since we watched it last night (always a good idea to watch a video before showing it in a group). THe only issue was that the projector had to have the brightness trned WAY up to get any picture in the dark scenes (like all the shots of Gore doing the slideshow) and so all the white shots (glaciers, ice shelves) were totally washed out. THat and there was a bit of a "hot spot" in the projector beam that showed up in the white shots to increase the wash out effect.

Then there was a time of group discussion. A big help in this was the local biologist who shared some of what he had found in loooking at precipitation and temperature patterns locally. Good talk about the issues and what can be done (as well as what stops people from changing).

All in all a good day, long but good.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a such a great way to celebrate Earth Day. How appropriate that your congregation should explore the best way to preserve and care for the earth - you live in one of the most beautiful regions in the country.