The lovely addition of the herb spiral certainly relates to the program today on how we can better connect with one another, support one another and center on what means most in our lives. When we are involved with our spiritual community it deepens our bonds by fostering fellowship. Hopefully, the addition will be enjoyed by our community and also enhance our space. Many, many thanks to Karen Murphy for designing, organizing, and being the catalyst for this functional sculptural spiral. We hope you will enjoy using the culinary herbs in your meal creations.
First Day School had a unique opportunity on October 2, when Matt Kipp a local forager led young Friends and some guests on a plant forage at the meetinghouse. Matt said of foraging, ” It offers me an abiding connection to my surroundings and a feeling of being at home in nature.
Many thanks to Matt for sharing with our young Friends that nature provides food and medicine, if we take the time and are aware of the plants around us. In these uncertain times having information about the world we live in could be a wonderful resource in the future.The First Day Program desires to nurture young people’s connection to God, Meeting, and the Quaker community, by providing a welcoming setting, and we hold that the Creation needs to be respected and valued. The foraging class was a wonderful opportunity to take a deeper look at creation as Matt identified often overlooked plants that provide multiple benefits to our lives. This First Day Young Friends program certainly helped us appreciate our creation by identifying some of the plants in the space behind the meetinghouse.
Real EJ Work: CASE STUDIES– Pathways, Not Projects”
Monday, September 13, 2021
from 6:45 till 8:00 PM on ZOOM!
Join us for enlightening presentations of what EJ work looks like with our expert panel in 3 different regions of the state doing the real work of empowering solutions from within the communities for the long haul.
Panelists for this session are Reverend Leo Woodberry, New Alpha Community Development Corporation in the PeeDee; Erniko Brown, Chairperson of the Environment and Climate Justice Committee of the SC State Conference NAACP & Organized Uplifting Resources and Strategies (OURS) in the Upstate; and Omar Muhammad, Low Country Alliance for Model Communities (LAM-C) in the Low Country.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please revise your calendars!
Due to unforeseen installation delays the dedication of the
Vista Peace Pole must be rescheduled.
The dedication will NOT be on September 21, 2021.
The Columbia Peace Pole Initiative committee and One
Columbia will let everyone know as soon as a new date is set.