Photos and Magic from Fall Festival on Sept. 23rd

We Celebrated taking care of our planet Earth!

A wonderful group of volunteers came together from within our Mission Peak UU Congregation and the wider Fremont area for our first ever Fall Fest! Have a look at the photos below to experience a little bit of the magic that was at work that day.

Folks shared some of the things they do now to limit their impact on the planet. These were part of the Inspiration Station, where they could learn about soaps that are lighter in weight and use no plastic- like laundry washing soap that comes in a small carboard box as a concentrated sheet, much smaller and lighter than traditional liquid or powder soaps. Or shampoo bars that also come in carboard and require no plastic.
The Bees came and they had a lot of fun!
The Recycle Relay was a great chance for the volunteering teens to bust out and have some fun. It also helped more than one person learn they could recycle aluminum, something they’d previously been throwing into the landfill.
Rev. Greg showed up and powered the Bike Blender for a time. Mango smoothies were a hit!

After the festival was over Mission Peak UU hosted an interfaith event.

There was a special service called a Ritual of Balance for Autumn Equinox. This service featured a welcome from Rev Greg and then was co-led by Ariel and a group of leaders from TCIC. There was poetry and song, along with readings and a special time of meditation, a space to grieve climate change and the precarious place our planet now finds itself. Those in attendance were given a seed to plant and the opportunity to share seasonal fruits with our interfaith community. This service is now a quarterly event, held on or near the solstice and equinoxes. Watch for the next one around the time of the winter solstice, Dec 21st at a TCIC congregation.