On Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 a.m. Weaving Home will celebrate Earth Day at the parking lot at the foot of the Falls in Lyons Falls. There will be a blessing of the water, and sacred readings. The Falls is the point where the Moose River and the Black River meet and flow together north to the St. Lawrence. Our watersheds are a blessing to us, providing sustenance to the land and the people. When we take care of the water ways we take care of ourselves and our neighbors.
In Celtic Spirituality, the earth is the big book of creation and our first spiritual teacher. Robin Wall Kimmerer in her book “Braiding Sweetgrass” tells of the smell of the dirt when you pick it up in the garden. When you take a breath of it your body reacts by producing oxytocin, the same hormone that you get when you’re in the arms of someone you love.
After the celebration, we will meet in the Fellowship Hall of Forest Church, 4019 Center Street, Lyons Falls for refreshments and peruse materials about Earth Care and activism.
Here is an excellent article by Terry Tempest Williams from Brain Pickings. Enjoy.
There are so many resources to help us not only celebrate Earth Day but to make small changes that would benefit everyone. Here are 5 suggestions from the United Church of Church LINK
Here is a link to the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.’s creation care website where your congregation can learn to be an earth care congregation: LINK
Here is a link to the Earth Day organization LINK
I’m sure you can find many more, and keep making small changes in your lifestyle that will be beneficial to you and the planet.