Loving the Land that Feeds Us: Getting Real about Food (part 2)

Service Description:

“Loving the Land that Feeds Us Part 2: The Gift Economy. A New and Ancient Story” Our new story is a way to re-imagine what it means to be human, and how we relate to each other in a world where everyone –  in fact, every living thing — belongs.
The ancient story draws from generations of indigenous wisdom and from our earth’s abundance and generosity.

This service will be followed by MainSpring House lunch prep in the kitchen and at 12:00 noon in the Parlor by shared listening to “The Gift of Strawberries” as read by the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.

Speaker Bio:

Elisa Blanchard is interested in our country’s transition from the 20th century consumer culture to a more resilient conserver culture. She is a long-time First Parish member who helps coordinate our worship services, the First Sunday Fair Trade Market and Café, and our new Community Food Co-op as part of the movement toward a more just and sustainable global food system.

Jane Mooney has been a member of First Parish for 28 years. Joining First Parish was like coming home for her. Both of Jane and her husband Kevin’s children, Ben and Kate, grew up with First Parish and went through the Coming of Age program. She lives in Stoughton where her family has lived since the 1700’s. Jane loves being in the garden and in the woods where she feels the interconnectedness of all living beings.

NOTE: This service will meet in person and also be broadcast on Zoom. Facemasks are currently optional in the First Parish Stoughton building. For the health of all in our community, please attend online if you are ill.

Zoom Information:

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