First Fri. Film: “Unnatural Selection: Seeds of Deception,” September 6, 7 pm
This stunning, award-winning documentary by Bertram Verhaag and Gabriele Kröber reveals harsh consequences of genetic engineering on three continents. Vandana Shiva, Andrew Kimbrell, Percy Schmeiser and others, describe uncontrollable, self-replicating GM contamination, failed crops, farmer suicides, and new GM animals that threaten natural populations.
“Best Film,” (CineEco, Portugal), “Best Long Production,” (IEFF, Brazil), and “Best Journalistic Achievement,” (IEFF, Germany).
“Meticulously researched, excellently photographed” –Ökomedia
Free admission and popcorn. Discussion to follow film. Held at the Meetinghouse, 21 Fairground Road, Springfield. All welcome!
Meetinghouse Book Group, Sunday, September 8, 12-1 pm
We’ll finish up discussion of the book, “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan which we discussed this summer. A number of folks were travelling this summer and missed the chance to talk about this important book together. So, to give the opportunity to go deeper, we’ll have our final discussion on Michael Pollan’s book. Facilitated by Rev. Mellen Kennedy.
In October, we’ll begin discussion of our next book, March (Book One) by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, an engaging and informative graphic novel about the civil rights movement, through the eyes of Congressman, John Lewis. Books are available for loan at the Meetinghouse on the harvest table.
Worship Workshop, Monday, September 10, 11 am-Noon
Rev. Mellen Kennedy will lead a brief workshop on designing worship and offer a hands-on opportunity to collaborate on worship design together. Members of the Worship and Music Committee will share their works in progress to get support and feedback in a carefully constructed supportive format. Open to anyone. Held in the Meetinghouse activities room.
Gentle Seva Yoga with Aimee Parnell, September 11, 5:30-6:30 pm
Feel Good, Do good. Gentle Seva Yoga, is led by AimeeParnell every second Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm at the Meetinghouse
Seva is the yogic principle of service to others. Each month this free, gentle class raised funds or supplies to benefit a local cause. This class is suitable for all levels of experience and flexibility, including those who have limited mobility or who will remain seated during their practice. A limited number of mats and props are provided. All are welcome. The September 11 class will benefit the Springfield Area Parent Child Center’s family outreach programs.
Games & Crafts Night, Saturday September 14, 6:30-8:30 pm
Join us for a fun evening of games and crafting on Saturday September 14th. Bring your own game or craft project – or play one of ours.Held at the Meetinghouse at 21 Fairground Road. All welcome!
Coffee House, Saturday, September 21, 7 pm: Vinnie DiBernardo
Vinnie DiBernardo delighted us all with his songs in the past and we are thrilled to have him back again. Here’s hoping everyone can make it to this special coffee house.
Please come and enjoy the music and the delightful refreshments. All Welcome. No admission fee. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm. This is a family-friendly evening of music and fun. You will be able to purchase delicious snacks and beverages. Held at the Meetinghouse at 21 Fairground Rd, Springfield. All welcome!
VINE Sanctuary Vegan Potluck, Sunday, September 22, 5 pm
Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and your own creativity at VINE Sanctuary’s quarterly vegan potluck!
The theme of the potluck this time is harvest season, so this is your chance to come up with new uses for zucchini, tomatoes, apples, and other produce that is plentiful at this time of year.
If you can’t or prefer not to bring a dish to share, that’s OK! Come anyway — we always have plenty! All that we ask is that any food brought to the potluck be vegan, which means free of meat, dairy, eggs, or other animal products.
Because we want to honor imagination beyond the kitchen, we’re also inviting attendees to bring a favorite poem or piece of art — by themselves or someone else — to share.
Anybody who brings anything to share, whether it be food or artwork or poetry, will receive a FREE gift. We’ll also be giving out prizes for dishes that make especially creative use of surplus garden produce.
We will be using the Activities Room and adjoining kitchen. This is an accessible venue. For more details see https://www.facebook.com/events/588067831727022/?active_tab=about