This week I’m leading Chalice Camp for 7-10 year olds at my church, and it was also the week that work really got going on a new parking lot addition. It involved trees coming down, and that was extremely upsetting to many of the kids in the camp. They are UU kids: environmentalists who expect their voices to be heard.
The most passionate formed a “tree protest club”, made protest signs and wanted to give speeches. (Pictured are my children, since I know I have photo permission for those, but there were 8 kids in the club, out of 15 in the camp.)
It was emotional. It was difficult. I think it was the right thing to do. Church community in action, again.