Earthism Celebration: Food, Dancing, Music & Environmental Leaders!
Rev. Bonnie considers that “every crisis is an invitation for spiritual growth, and this earth crisis is a call for us to gather in sacred community to care for our common home Mother Earth. May we join together united this Earth Day.”
By Rev. Bonnie Tarwater
We are on a course leading to the 6th extinction of life on earth, the only one caused by we humans. If this is the first time you are hearing this news, you may need support so hope you will join us at Church for Our Common Home for we are dedicated to Mother Earth and the Divine Feminine,” Rev. Bonnie Tarwater invites you to join in for this special event. “If you are aware of this catastrophe and want to join in community to work together join us every Sunday for worship at 5 pm.” See churchforourcommonhome.com.
The cure for depression and feelings of alienation is community and a safe place to tell the truth. This Earth Day’s special event topic is “A Reunion of Science and Religion, Head and Heart” held in Hillcrest and co-sponsored by Church for Our Common Home, First UU Church of SD, and SanDiego350.org on Saturday, April 21st.
Speaking will be Dr. Ramanathan, the local Scripps UCSD preeminent climate scientist and Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. a scholar in the field of process philosophy and process theology, and the author of more than 50 books. Cobb is described as one of the most significant theologians of the past century. Both men are major international environmental leaders and will dialogue about uniting people throughout the world to help save the Earth from environmental catastrophe.
The Sikh community has generously donated an Indian vegetarian dinner, representing “the equality and oneness of all humankind” and we will have dancing after dinner with a live band for as Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be a part of your revolution.” RSVP so they know how many people to cook for, www.earthdayreunion.eventbrite.com. Before dinner, representatives from Earth Justice organizations will be available for a popcorn reception with live music. People of all faiths and ages are welcome. The program includes interactive music with the Martin Luther King community choir, giant rod puppets, and ritual. If you can’t join in person, join in a live stream on Church for Our Common Home facebook page.
There’s more on Sunday. Rev. Bonnie states, “If we have ever needed a prophet to preach about the God of love, it is this Earth Day, as we look catastrophe in the face and we are honored to have Dr. Cobb preach at 10 a.m. at the Church for Our Common Home.” It’s located at 13014 Calle De las Rosas, San Diego, CA 92129, in the Rancho Penasquitos area.
Dr. Cobb’s sermon ‘God’s Call to Earthism’ will explore how God is calling us to focus on the whole Earth system, that is, to Earthism.
The urgency of the call is heightened by the fact that economism is the greatest enemy of God and the Earth that has ever dominated history. Jesus was clear about this, ‘You cannot serve both God and wealth.’” Women were leaders in the early church and served a meal after worship and the church follows this tradition and offers pot lucks at the Mary Magdalene Café.
Church for Our Common Home is dedicated to AWE, art, wisdom and the Earth and explores a new religious story for our time and use the creative process as spiritual practice. There is a worship outside with interfaith prayers offered by Drupon Rinpoche the spiritual director of the Tibetan Meditation Center in Escondido and he sings with musician Marshall Voit.
Please contact Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123, firstname.lastname@example.org, an Affiliated Community Minister of First UU Church of SD to learn more about programs she offers to the community as well as regular Church for Our Common Home offerings, including weekly Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer every Wednesday at 10 am, Taize Chanting every first Sunday at 5 pm, Prayer and Healing Worship the third Sunday of every month at 5 pm. Dream Groups are every first and third Sunday 3-5 pm. www.ourcommonhomecounselingcenter.com