Green Sanctuary

Fair Trade Products Sale
Continuing through the month of December, Green Sanctuary is selling Fair Trade coffee, chocolate, and tea. Stop by our table to learn about Fair Trade and buy these products. Contact Paula or Nancy

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Sanctuary and Immigration Team meeting

St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church. Categories. Community. We’ll meet in St. John’s chapel. This meeting will replace the Oct. 28th meeting.

Sanctuary in a Very Bad Week—The Tree of Life Mass Murder Murfin Verse

A memorial to the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue mass murder this week in Pittsburgh.Note—This week marked the first anniversary of the mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27.  I was asked to do the Chalice Lighting at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry the next day.    The topic for the morning was sanctuary.  I threw away what I had carefully prepared.  I was planning on reading this new poem instead which was totally inadequate to the situation but due to a scheduling mix up, I didn’t read it that day.  I will be reading it publicly for the first time this Saturday night at the Tree of Life Coffee House from 7-10 pm at the church, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry.  As you will see the poem also references other ugly, hateful episodes the same week. Sanctuary in a Very Bad WeekHeadlines:  Trump Attempts to Erase Transgender IdentityTwo Blacks Killed at Walmart by Angry Racist14 Bombs Sent to Targets Denounced by Trump11 Dead at Tree of Life Synagogue Mass MurderSacred shelter—A haven offered or sought,     a holy obligation and a desperate resort.The Church once offered it to those fleeing   the wrath of a king or war lord.Today we are called to offer it to   immigrants and refugees,      the homeless and unwanted,            the despised of color, gender, faith,               abused women and families,                  all the wretched.Know this—Sanctuary can fail.   Ask Thomas Becket, Ann Frank,      the four little Girls of Birmingham,            the frozen bum,               the murdered wife,                  the deported asylum seeker,         the immigrant children in cages,             the dead Jews of Tree of Life.But failure does not cancel hope or duty.   time to step up,      to take our chances,            to become a People of Sanctuary.—Patrick Murfin

Thank You from Green Sanctuary

Green Sanctuary/Climate Justice Team want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came and supported our Locavore Lunch last Sunday.  We look forward to this annual celebration of the local harvest and we know many of you do too.  Your generous donations make it … read more.


Green Sanctuary Program at St. John’s UU Church, 320 Resor, Clifton. Plan t-Based Foods: But What’s for Supper? A Hands-on Suppertime …

VINE Sanctuary

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – VINE Sanctuary Harvest vegan potluck on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Springfield Unitarian Universalist church.