Lenten Dinners

Who Cares About the Environment?

This Lent, we will explore our role as Christians in the ecological community of creation!
FMCUCC’s Lenten dinner and discussion series is back! After last year’s successful and engaging “Cracking the Shell of Whiteness” series, this year’s Lenten discussions will confront issues concerning our relationship with and stewardship of God’s creation. The series, titled “Who Cares for the Environment?”, will deal with individual and communal encounters with the rest of creation and examine our place in that system as a church. Topics will range from production and carbon emissions to Blue Green algae, proper waste management, and the thousand-year-long tradition of Christian environmentalism.
The series will take place on Wednesday nights in Lent. The first dinner was held on Ash Wednesday (March 6), with Ash Wednesday service following at 6:30 pm. The discussion series began on March 13th and conclude on April 10th. Sessions will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal and discussion will be had from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
March 20 — Blue Green Algae and Florida’s Waters
5:30 pm: Dinner provided by the Board of Finance
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Discussion about Blue Green Algae and Florida’s Waters
facilitated by Rae Ann Wessel of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
March 27 — The Story of Stuff
5:30 pm: Dinner provided by the Board of Missions
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Discussion about systemic environmental abuse facilitated
by Community Minister Wesley Snedeker and Rev. John Pegg
April 3 — Are We Litterbugs?
5:30 pm: Dinner provided by the Board of Trustees
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Discussion about personal accountability, sustainable living,
and changing our church facilitated by Rev. David Bucey and Sharon Tilbe
April 10 — Discussion With the Conference Minister
5:30 pm: Dinner provided by the Boards of Christian Education and the
Personnel Board
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Discussion about what the UCC is doing on the conference
and denominational levels and how our church can get involved
facilitated by Florida Conference Minister Rev. John Vertigan