BUF has several resources available for assisting congregational friends and members in their efforts to
reconnect with the earth and reduce their footprint.
The GSP website contains many sites that host all different kinds
of information. These sites are constantly under construction and updating, so keep checking back. These sites include:
- Information Center. This site has links to a variety of topic pages dealing with
a variety of environmental issues. Topics include: green building and renovation, agriculture and food, energy
alternatives, water quality and conservation sustainable living, social/environmental justice, spiritual connections,
wildlife conservation, land use and conservation, reduce, reuse, recycle and climate change and global warming.
- Recommended Reading List. This page provides a listing of the more popular books
making the reading circuit. The page includes a brief bio of the author(s) and brief description of the books(s) and also
contains links to author(s)' websites.
- Multimedia List. This page provides a sliting of the more popular films that are making
the educational circuit as well. This page is set up by topic and provides a brief description of the film(s).
Also, check out the other site pages in the left menu. There is a lot of information in the sustainable living, environmental
justice sections of this website, too! Worship and Celebration is under construction and so is this page!
BUF's Library is currently on hold. Once located in the old
sanctuary, the library was expected to be moved into the Conference Room of the new addition. Once the new addition was completed,
it was realized that the Conference Room was not large enough to be host to the multitude events and activities and the library as well.
It was then decided that the library would be moved into the old social hall, an ideal use of that space. However, several projects
need to be completed in the old social before the library moved in and set up. Once those projects are completed, GSP members will
be ready to start setting up the library. There will be a section dedicated to environmental studies where friends and members can
check out both books, magazines and videos on a variety of environmental issues. Click here
our currently book holdings and keep in mind that we are always on the look out and happy to take any donations!
Worship Service Archives:
BUF's Library is also home to the audio collections of
BUF services. Several times a year, BUF services incorporate and/or emphasize aspects of a variety of environmental and
social justice issues. For the time being, check with the church administrator about checking out worship recordings, until
the policies, procedures and governing committee of the new Libary are established.
Unitarian Universalists Association.
UUA has several resources available for assisting congregations, church leadership, members and friends in dealing with environmental
and environmental justice issues. Resources of the UUA include:
Some UU courses with environmental topics include:
UUA Religious Education.
- Gather the
spirit: Gather the Spirit is an eight-session, multigenerational program that teaches stewardship with a focus on water.
Perhaps, today, there is no more compelling focus for our stewardship than the clean, drinkable water all life on Earth requires.
This program addresses the importance of water, the inequity of access to clean water, and actions we can take as Unitarian
- Rise Up and Call Her Name: As we experience aspects of
traditions that have honored the Earth as a teacher for centuries, we begin a profound dialogue
with ways, people, and practices we may never have heard of before. This is a beginning—the first sentences in a continuing
conversation with those whose cultures, practices, contemporary artists and thinkers have something quite valuable to say about
how they experience themselves on the Earth. Rise Up is an attempt to delve into the following characteristics of these systems.
The Unitarian Universalist
Association (UUA) offers lifespan faith development resources for education, worship, advocacy, and social action that nurture Unitarian
Universalist (UU) identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love.
Unitarian Universalist Ministry For the Earth:
UU Ministry for Earth is an
affiliate organization of the UUA, and as, such is a separate not-for-profit with an independent Board of Directors. From its beginnings
in 1999 as the Seventh Principle Project, UUMFE has sought to both influence UUs at all levels to make the Seventh Principle (respect for
the interdependent we of which we are all a part), more central to their lives and theology. The UU Ministry for Earth is intending to be
a connector--supporting and inspiring individuals, congregations, ministers, UUA leadership and staff, and other UU organizations to lift
up voices for Earth from within our denomination. The UUMFE offers several publications and programs in helping congregations reconnect
with the Earth.
BUF is extremely fortunate for being located within Whatcom County, Washington. Whatcom County and the city of Bellingham are the homes
to several different enviromental and environmental justice organizations. Those organizations offering informational and educational
programs include, but are not limited to:
Northwest Earth Institute.
NWEI's hallmark program is a series of discussion
courses available for small groups anywhere in North America. The courses provide an enjoyable, supportive setting in which to examine
personal values and habits, engage in stimulating conversation, create meaningful community, and consider ways to take action towards
creating a more sustainable future.
Washington Interfaith Power and Light.
Earth Ministry is a non-profit
organization committed to engaging the Christian community in environmental stewardship. We work in partnership with individuals and
congregations to respond to this great moral challenge through education, individual and congregational lifestyle choices, and organizing
for social change through environmental advocacy. While Earth Ministry is rooted in the Christian tradition, we actively engage all
religious communities on climate and energy issues through Washington Interfaith Power & Light. Our programs and resources are in use
across the US and Canada and available to all.
No events planned at this time.
No events at this time
RE Adult Sunday Forums
Green Sanctuary has offered to provide a speaker for the RE Adult Education
forum series at least for every third Sunday of the month. We will bring in a local
community organization to present information and
lead a discussion in specific environmentally-related issue.
After much discussion, we will be encouraging presenters from the community
to talk about the issuesthat make their organizations/programs necessary
in Whatcom County, rather than what their only their organizations/programs do.
The line up for all the Adult Sunday Forums for January are yet to be determined
To see our children's past green events click here.
To see our adult past events click here
to see the past events page.