Honouring Mother Earth at 15 MINUTES FOR PEACE
This event took place in April 2023
Spiritual Path to Awakening (SPA) & the Abbotsford Interfaith Movement (AIM) welcome the community to a special edition of 15 MINUTES FOR PEACE to observe Earth Day: Honouring Mother Earth. An impactful 30-minute event in the heart of Abbotsford.
Join us from 12:15pm - 12:45pm at the International Friendship Garden, located behind the Abbotsford Clearbrook Library. First, we will gather beneath the Golden Tree monument for ‘15 MINUTES FOR PEACE’: a few moments of mindful focus & peace building led by Art Turnbull of the Abbotsford Interfaith Movement. Beginning immediately after at 12:30pm, Ken Soneff and Donald Strangway from the United Church Earth Stewards will share about Earth Day, their local economic activism, and how the community can get involved to honour Mother Earth.
Event: Honouring Mother Earth at 15 MINUTES FOR PEACE
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2022
Time: 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Location: The International Friendship Garden (32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford)
FREE & no pre-registration required!
This event is open to all members of the community, no experience necessary. RAIN, SNOW, OR SHINE! We encourage attendees to dress/prepare accordingly for the weather.
The International Friendship Garden is located behind the Clearbrook Library at 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, V2T 6N4. Free, limited parking is available onsite.
By attending this event, learners and their guests (if applicable) agree to our Policies & Etiquette.
About the United Church Earth Stewards:
Comprised of members of the United Churches of Abbotsford, Mission, and Aldergrove, BC, the United Church Earth Stewards initiate and support efforts to save the planet. Their mission statement: "To be spiritually, mentally and physically involved in the stewardship of the Earth"
Since 2019, the United Church Earth Stewards have been raising funds to plant trees. To date, they have raised over $10,000 for planting trees at Willband Creek Park in cooperation with City of Abbotsford staff. In addition to tree-planting, they monitor the activities of groups working on water issues, the light rail project, and the Sue Big Oil initiative. Early this year members of their group met with our new mayor to discuss issues pertaining to the environmental impacts of local development.
Find the United Church Earth Stewards on Facebook.
About Art Turnbull of AIM:
Art Turnbull is a retired Anglican Priest and Military Chaplain. Art is a native British Columbian but has worked and served in nearly all parts of Canada over 60 plus years. In Abbotsford Art has been a volunteer in several city activities, a contributor to parish life in the local Anglican Church of Canada (St. Matthew Parish), is a founding member of Abbotsford Interfaith Movement (AIM), and keeps fit by walking and talking.
Art is the AIM lead for the 15 MINUTES FOR PEACE which takes place every Tuesday at 12:15 to 12:30pm. at the International Friendship Garden on George Ferguson Way. This time is dedicated to focussing on what peace may be, is a time out for a weekly sharing in serenity, a momentary reminder that love is needed to heal the world. The focus is quite aware that this little effort may seem small but contributes to a huge worldwide movement.
To learn more about the weekly ‘15 MINUTES FOR PEACE’ initiative, visit the separate listing on the SPA website HERE.