Jim Scott will lead this service of his original songs and readings on the idea of Mother Earth or “Gaia” being one living organism. Our “spiritual response” in word and action is so timely now, as “the spirit of life on earth is in crisis.” Jim’s uplifting songs provide the balance to the wake up call, leaving us a vision and inspiration to take the healing into our own hands.
We will light the first three candles of the Advent wreath in this service.
The service will be followed by a finger-food potluck lunch. Then at 1:00 PM, Jim will provide a concert.
Jim Scott is a Unitarian Universalist composer and performer whose songs and arrangements appear in our hymnals. From his work with the Paul Winter Consort, where he was co-composer of their celebrated “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass” Jim has long been an activist for peace and the earth with his music. Former Co Chair of the UU Ministry for the Earth, Jim helped create the “Green Sanctuary” program. His songs of earth have educated and inspired audiences across the US and the world and his “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” supported by a grant from the Fund for Unitarian Universalism, has been widely acclaimed by UU congregations. We look forward to his return after some years since his last visit.