Jamestown, N.Y. – On Sunday, April 24, 2022, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) will look at the importance of soil.
Member David Winner will address “A World Without Soil” at the 10:30 a.m. hybrid service. He will examine the past, present, and precarious future of the earth beneath our feet.
A former Pennsylvania State Master Gardener, Winner taught small space gardening and the dangers of chemical farming for how it is killing our soil and endangering our health. He is an advocate of sustainable farming and the Jamestown Public Market for providing good, clean food. He and his wife, Barbara, are part of the Jamestown Public Market.
The Winners have been active UUCJ members for more than a decade. A former minister of another faith, he served on the board as co-president and president, chaired the Building and Grounds Committee, and currently serves on the nominating committee and the Social Justice Committee’s Giving Garden Team, whose produce is donated to the Jamestown Mobile Market.
Winner constructed the two book boxes, one for children and one for adults, placed in front of the church where people are welcome to take free books.
The presentation relates most closely to the final of the seven Principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.
A social time follows the service.
While not mandated, vaccines, masks, and appropriate distancing are encouraged for those who participate in the service in person.
Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.