Autumn Equinox: A Harvest of Gratitude

What better way to show gratitude as a community than sharing food? Join Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) and come together to celebrate the Autumn Equinox in a Harvest of Gratitude on September 22, 5pm at Lancaster County Central Park.

We will walk around the park and learn about local community garden initiatives with Hawa Lassanah. We will learn how food justice relates to efforts towards clean water in our communities.

Hawa Lassanah is the founder of DECA City Farms, a urban agriculture venture. The initiative is promoting equitable access to food by growing produce (which is then sold on a pay-what-you-can basis) at community gardens in Lancaster County Central Park. It has also established a local CSA (community support agriculture) program.

The program will be led with support from Katie Ruth (IPC’s regional coordinator), Malinda Clatterbuck (IPC Lancaster Task Force), and Keith Williams from the Lancaster Conservancy.

Learn more and register here!

Gratitude and wonder.

A Cornucopia of Thanks: our Thanksgiving 2014 post has multi-faith table prayer resources, and begins with a prayer: squirrel

God of sun and God of rain,
In you, there is no dryness.
In you, no weed chokes the root.
No blight  …. read more and get the links to all the multi-faith stuff.

And if you want to think about different ways to approach climate change conversations with family this Setting the Table, Planting the Seeds post is for you.

Our 2013 Thanksgiving post shared this gorgeous movie, which is free, but cannot be embedded.  It’s beautiful, wonder-filled, and free and is worth streaming on a big screen to share with others once the dark settles in.  Read more, and maybe check out the movie.  Before that, though, do get outside, no matter the weather.  Watch the sky.  Pick up a leaf.  Breathe.  And give thanks.

#Climate Thanks

Gratitude and thanksgiving are an integral part of most of our faith traditions all year long, but this is the week that we focus on thankfulness in our secular lives, as Americans—at least until we flip the cultural switch to full-blown consumerism on Friday morning — so let’s pause here and take stock, too.  The work we’re doing can feel hopeless, the challenges too enormous and intractable, but we’re luckier than most.  We have the hope that we draw from Continue reading #Climate Thanks