~ Beth Bartholomew, Seabeck Committee
Mark your calendars! Sign up for vacation time! Be sure you can enjoy the fresh air, good food, and good company next summer at All-Church camp at Seabeck Conference Center on the Hood Canal.
Living responsibly with God’s creation
Explore new understanding of how to live responsibly within God’s creation. David Roon, PhD, who teaches at the University of Idaho. He is looking forward to sharing the spiritual side as well as the scientific side of ecology and conservation biology. He will visit us in winter, date TBA.
Progress on Pines
Old Pines is now retired from housing. Habitat for Humanity has carried off everything they could use. The local SWAT team and fire department have used the old building for practice — no trees were harmed in the process. Power panels to the Meeting House were moved in October, and the old staircase has come down.
New Pines is indeed on track to open in May!
Look in future Church & Home issues for information Seabeck fun nights.
Seabeck Book Club Selection
Start reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Each chapter reflects on a different aspect of relating to and thinking about our environment and each takes some meditation. The author explores the spiritual connection with living things she knows as native American with the science she learned as a biology professor.
Both Seattle and King County Public Libraries have multiple copies – and long waiting lists, so get on the list now or buy your own. This book was enthusiastically recommended by Jessie McAbee, herself a plant biologist as well as chair of Seabeck Committee.