This Saturday, October 24, is the International Day of Climate Action (see www.350.org for more details, including a list of local actions that you might join). If you live in
For better or for worse (depending upon who you ask), the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover does not have bells to toll. However, we will honor the occasion in our own way. On October 25, I will preach a sermon entitled “Save Your Planet, Save Your Soul”, talking about the spiritual nature of the current ecological crisis. At the end of the service, in lieu of tolling a church bell, I will invite you to join me in making our own holy noise. I will bring various drums and shakers and horns (see photo above, for a start), and I invite you to bring your own if you have them. If we have 35 people present, and everyone makes 10 sacred sounds, we will have created our own 350. But the more the merrier, truly. Let us make a joyful noise!
After the sacred sounds, during our fellowship hour, there will be a petition for your consideration. This petition will ask Senator John Kerry “to continue to fight for a fair, ambitious and binding global deal” on the climate change crisis (a petition of the Mass Council of Churches, of which the UUA is a member denomination). We will also have a laptop available for people to sign the 350.org interfaith call to action petition online. (Or, sign it RIGHT NOW by clicking this link.)
Click on this link to see our event listed on the 350.org website and to RSVP online.