Congratulations, humans! You’ve achieved dominion over the Earth, and have subdued it! Now what are you going to do with it? We’ve managed to cover the earth with humans and have exported every manner of our favorite species to every ecosystem, much to the detriment of the native flora and fauna. Many of us find ourselves distressed at the homogenization of ecosystems, as we in Maryland watch porcelain berry, bittersweet, and honeysuckle overwhelm indigenous ecosystems. This service will explore our role as active stewards of the terrestrial biosphere in the new epoch with a focus on what we can do restore, sustain, and nourish the interdependent web of existence in our own back yards and in the wild!
In this service we will honor and celebrate our fathers, grandfathers and all the mentors in our lives who share their wisdom, love and teaching with us.
The Summer Solstice celebrates the changing of seasons. It’s a time that brings the gift of longer days, warmth, relaxation, growth, and the beginning of the bountiful harvest season of Earth and Soul. Come join us as we allow the light and promise of Summer help balance, release, and recharge our spirits.
Join us for a remembrance and celebration of the elders of the Stonewall generation. Researcher Jane Fleishman evokes the stories of the LGBTQ+ activists who fought for liberation in a climate of fear, with particular emphasis on the most marginalized among them.