Category: Green Sanctuary

About the Green Sanctuary Committee

The Green Sanctuary Committee is dedicated to creating a religious community that has a fundamental commitment to living in harmony with the Earth. We do this by planning monthly events for our congregation and the community that focus on the environment through a combination of … read more.

UCF Field Trip to Carteret Community College

The Green Sanctuary and Adult Spiritual Enrichment Committees sponsored a field trip to Carteret Community College to tour the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center, MARTEC Boat Building Facility, and the Aquaculture Building. It was an amazing experience; the college offers so much to our community … read more.

New Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center Tour

UCF Green Sanctuary and Adult Spiritual Enrichment will sponsor a wonderful event on Thursday, June 29, 2023, starting at 10:00 am. We’ll tour several buildings at Carteret Community College: the new Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center, the NCMARTEC boatbuilding facility, and finally the Aquaculture and … read more.

Green Sanctuary News for April

Fifth Sunday

Our fifth Sunday offering in April will be Coastal Carolina Riverwatch and the White Oak Waterkeeper, suggested by UCF Green Sanctuary.

Coastal Carolina Riverwatch (CCRW) is a water quality advocacy nonprofit, serving the White Oak River basin, and representing thousands of eastern North Carolina … read more.

Plant-Based Potluck

The UCF Adult Spiritual Enrichment and Green Sanctuary Committees co-sponsored a Plant-Based Potluck after the Vespers service in the Social Hall on Wednesday, March 15. Twelve members and friends attended and brought a variety of plant-based recipes, including main dishes, salads, and desserts. The food was … read more.

Tidal Alert Film and Discussion

On Saturday, January 28, from Noon to 2:00 the UCF Adult Spritual Enrichment and Green Sanctuary committees sponsored Tidal Alert, a film about the need for protection of our coastal waters. A panel discussion followed the movie. Panelists Riley Lewis from Coastal Carolina Riverwatch, Keith … read more.

Movie: Tidal Alert, January 28, 2023

Save the date on Saturday January 28, 2023, from 12:00 to 2:00 for our first Green Sanctuary movie showing of the year! We’ll view the documentary Tidal Alert, which presents the status of our coastal waters from several perspectives and offers suggestions for ensuring clean water going forward. … read more.

New Years Day Service and Nature Hike

Our 2023 UCF New Year’s Nature Hike was quite special this year. Falling on a Sunday, New Year’s Day 2023 afforded the opportunity to link the hike with the Sunday morning worship service.

Happy Hikers!

At that service, entitled “Beginning Again,” members of the congregation were … read more.

New Year’s Hike!

Let’s start 2023 right, gathering with family and friends for a stroll on the beach!
UCF’s Green Sanctuary and Adult SE Committees are pleased to announce a New
Year’s Day ceremony and hike at Fort Macon State Park. We will meet promptly at
2 PM on Sunday, January … read more.

November Nature Hike

Join us November 19 at 1:30 pm at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, Harker’s Island, NC, for our last nature hike of 2022!

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

We’ll stroll around Willow Pond behind the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. The trail includes a bird blind … read more.