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 Starts 2022 with a Beach Hike!

The “2022 UCF New Year’s Day Hike and Ceremony for Banishing the Ills of 2021” was a great success.

We gathered at 1 PM in Fort Macon State Park, once Tom Wentworth was able to discriminate successfully between southeast and southwest. Fortunately, the other 12 … read more.

The Game Changers Film Discussion

The Adult RE Committee is hosting a discussion of the film The Game Changers on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 6 pm. This film discusses the benefits of a plant-based diet, particularly for athletes. The movie is available for viewing on Netflix, and lists James … read more.

UCF Hike at Theodore Roosevelt Nature Trail

The happy hikers! Photo by Penny and Mark Hooper who are not in the picture

The morning of Friday, June 18, 2021 was a picture-perfect, almost-summer day at the Crystal Coast, featuring a clear sky, moderate temperatures, low humidity, and a light breeze off the … read more.

Beach Cleanup

On Saturday, June 5th, twelve members and friends from UCF took part in a beach cleanup at Ft. Macon State Park to participate in World Ocean Day.  The cleanup was sponsored by the Green Sanctuary and Social Action Committees and Carteret Big Sweep. Many thanks … read more.

Green Tip for June from Green Sanctuary

Those who live on the coast love our beautiful beaches and waterways. It’s always heartbreaking to see our shorelines littered with trash, especially plastic and Styrofoam debris.  Members of UCF often participate in events such as the Carteret County Trash Trawl that took place April … read more.

Join Arcadia – Use Green Energy!

Have you heard about Arcadia? It’s a great way to help save the planet.  Arcadia is a nationwide program that directs your local energy provider – such as Duke Progress Energy – to use renewable energy for 100% of the electricity supplied to your home. For our … read more.

UCF Group Enjoys Nature Hike

UCF’s Green Sanctuary and Adult RE Committees sponsored a nature hike, led by botanist and UCF member Tom Wentworth on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The hike took place on the Elliott Coues Nature Trail at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. This is a … read more.