Fall Flea Market and Open House, Saturday, September 28, 9 am-1 pm
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.
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
VINE Sanctuary Vegan Potluck, Sunday, September 22, 5 pm
Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and your own creativity at VINE Sanctuary’s quarterly vegan potluck!
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.