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October 2nd 10:30 am Service. Edible Insects: Western Taboo Food to Healthy, Eco-friendly Diet of the Future. For centuries, insects have been a part of the human diet. Western societies, however, don’t perceive insects as a source of food. But things may have to change. We need to start depending on new sources of protein both for our health and the health of the planet. Sujaya Rao will present her perspectives and leave you with ‘food for thought’!
October 9th 10:30 am Service Missing and Murdered Black Women Rep. Ruth Richardson is a member of the MN House of Representatives. In addition to her many other tasks, she is co-chair of the United Black Legislative Caucus whose mission is to help black Minnesotans achieve equity. She will talk about missing and murdered black women. Sonja Johnston will send us home to the sounds of Autumn Leaves.
October 16th 10:30 am Wonder and Environmental Stewardship We are responsible for making good choices to protect the natural world but you may feel that your individual actions don’t make an impact. Prof. Diane Michelfelder, Dept of Philosophy, Macalester College will talk on how taking more time for wonder helps our own well-being as well as our environmental stewardship. The Sounds of Silver will enchant us with their special music.
October 23rd 10:30 am Courage, Philosophy and Thoughts About Heaven Linda Hayen and Fran Bohlke will present scenes from a video performance of enacted conversations between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas (depicted by Hayen and Bohlke) After the video there will be some reflection on the lives and philosophy of these iconic figures. An open dialogue will be part of the service.
October 30th 10:30 am What Kind of Ancestor Will I Be? This month in the Northern Hemisphere we witness life moving from the exuberance of Spring and Summer to the quietude of Fall and Winter. It is a fitting time to remember those beings (people, animals, plants, or land) who were present here but are now gone or changed so that their absence feels like loss. We’ll remember our ancestors, those who made our lives possible. And we’ll ask, “What kind of ancestor will I be?” With Tom Ehlinger, Carla V. Ries, and Maria Bavier.
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