This week, our service will center around a celebration of the life, hopes, and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King. Rev. Greg will offer the message, “Dear Martin.” We will be joined by the UUSMC Choir, Kristen Tosh-Morelli, director, Pam Allenstein, pianist, and Jamie Kegerise, soloist.
In Religious Exploration, our Chalice Children and our Questers children will start in the Sanctuary and then proceed to their classroom after the Story for All Ages. The children will continue discussing this month’s theme of Resilience in connection with other world religions or cultures.
Come early! Our Adult Religious Education group meets every Sunday before service in the MacArtor Library at 9:15 am. In the past weeks we have explored environmental justice both nationally and internationally. This week we are bringing the discussion home to discuss what we can do in Delaware with a presentation from the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club.
Stephanie Herron graduated from James Madison University in 2010, where she first became aware of Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining. This lead to a lifelong passion for activism to stop MTR and work toward environmental and climate justice. Stephanie’s activism experience includes working as a fellow on a campaign to stop a proposed coal plant in Hampton Roads, VA; successfully organizing against the proposed Newark data center/power plant and now working on the “Middletown Technology Center” power plant; organizing carpools and buses to rallies throughout the East Coast; and lobbying local, state and federal elected officials. In this presentation Stephanie will quickly cover the basics of environmental justice and then spend the majority of the time focused on issues effecting us here in Delaware, with particular emphasis on the Wilmington area. Issues to be discussed include sea level rise, localized flooding, “legacy” contamination, energy justice and health impacts.
It’s going to be another great day at Mill Creek!