We feel blessed to have our congregation meet on a beautiful piece of land covered with mature oak, hickory and pine trees. We have several gardens and other features started on the property to encourage members and the community to spend some time in nature, reflecting with wonder on its beauty and mystery.
We honor our Unitarian Universalist Principles through our gardens and garden features:
- Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations: Our Food Pantry Garden provides fresh produce to many of our neighbors through the Caritas Community Resource Center’s Food Pantry.
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all: Our Peace Pole garden and benches encourage members and the community to reflect on peace in our own lives and for our world. We hold a yearly ceremony around our Peace Pole to commemorate the International Day of Peace, September 21st.
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part: Our Bird Feeding Stations and Wildflower Gardens support plant and animal life in our local interdependent web.
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations: We have a fire pit where we gather in community to sing and reflect (and roast marshmallows!).
Additional gardens and garden features related to our Principles are in the works so check back.