Spirited Sunday: Climate Justice Film Screening

November 28th, 2021

This week, instead of our regular Sunday morning service, we invite you to participate in a Spirited Sunday, an all-ages alternative service engaging with spiritual practices and meaningful play.

For this month’s Spirited Sunday on November 28th, the Green Sanctuary Team will be offering a virtual viewing of the movie The Condor and the Eagle, which tells the story of four Indigenous leaders who embark on a trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice.”  Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and to one another.

We will gather together online using the normal service Zoom link (Link to Join, Meeting ID: 422 482 660, Passcode: 006311) at 10 am and the movie will start at 10:30. Conversation will follow the screening. There will not be an in person service at UUS.

If you can’t join us for the group screening, you can watch the film for yourself by registering for a screening at https://event.webinarjam.com/register/204/n7yn7fr3- the movie will be shown every 15 minutes until midnight on Tuesday, November 30th. You are not obligated to donate to watch the film. 

After viewing the film, we encourage you to contribute to our padlet: add a photo, note, or resource to answer the question “Why do I care about climate justice?”

For those who are interested in a more traditional Sunday service experience, this month we’ll join the UU Congregation of the Quad Cities for their 10 am virtual service at https://youtu.be/3bUNb9Zk4wo.

What Are Spirited Sundays?

One Sunday a month, we invite you to join us in a Spirited Sunday, an all-ages alternative service engaging with spiritual practices and meaningful play. Each month we’ll have a different fun and engaging activity to do independently, together. Watch the video above to learn more about why play is important and what Spirited Sundays are.

Spirited Sundays are designed to be asynchronous: you can participate on Sunday morning or any other time that week that works for you. You can join in our playful spiritual practice with others, from home, or while out and about. If you’d like to participate in the activity with others at UUS, Welcoming Team volunteers will be around during the usual service time on Sunday morning.

Before each month’s Spirited Sunday we’ll share instructions about how to participate in our activity and how to share what you did with the rest of the congregation. The activities will be different each month and will be hosted by Rev. Diana Smith, a worship associate, a staff member, or sometimes by another member of the congregation.

The Sunday offerings in November benefit the Free Lunch Program. An open door, a full plate, no questions asked. Teams of dedicated volunteers ensure that the Free Lunch Program meets its mission to provide a free, filling and healthy lunch to anyone who comes to 1105 Gilbert Ct., six days a week. Volunteers from UUS have provided the meal on the second Friday of each month since 1986, and have never missed a shift! Donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSPartner, text “GivetoUUSIC Partner” to 73256, or mail a check with “FLP” on the memo line to our office (2355 Oakdale Road, Coralville, IA 52241).

You can also donate to our Operating Budget. Donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSOperating, text “GivetoUUSIC Operating” to 73256, or mail a check to the office with “operating” on the memo line (also write “pledge” if you’d like to apply to an existing stewardship pledge).