Dan Cudworth, Greg Griffey, Jason Carrier and I met at the local dive bar across the street to talk about what has been brewing in my heart and within the community over the past few months. We dreamed together the possibility of making Earth Day into Earth Month. Palo Alto has been a hub of ecological thinking and practice: from bike boulevard to going carbon free by 2030, we see our church coming alongside this same vision as it reflects caring for the God’s beautiful creation. We will bring this discussion to the council.
I have also been troubled by the lack of queer community in Palo Alto and the surrounding neighborhoods. In our time together we imagined creating a community and safe space for queer people of faith and of no-faith at all to discover together goodness, truth, and beauty. Now that we have decided on some fairly concrete ideas I will get to work! May this next step in our process be blessed by your prayers and support.