Genesis Farm Prepares for the Next 30 Years
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Join us as we celebrate the release of Journey of the Universe, a brilliant
documentary film by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker.
Journey of the Universe
2 p.m., Historic Blairstown Theatre, 30 Main Street, Blairstown
Followed by an engaged conversation with Mary Evelyn Tucker.
Suggested minimum donation: $10.
Benefit Reception for Genesis Farm
6 p.m., Genesis Farm, 41A Silver Lake Road, Blairstown
Enjoy tastings of the freshest, local, organic foods made by area chefs,
accompanied by local and organic wine and beer, and followed by a
presentation and book-signing by Mary Evelyn Tucker.
Suggested minimum donation: $30.
Reflection, Vision, Challenge
Launching a legacy for the next 30 years
by raising $30,000 in 30 days.
Whether you can give $3, $30, $300, $3,000 or $30,000, we hope you will support our 30~30~30 campaign to further the work of Genesis Farm.
Dear Friends of the Farm,
This invitation comes as a special message to you as we stand on a threshold of time in the ongoing emergence of the Earth Literacy movement and in the continued unfolding of the future of Genesis Farm.
On August 20, we are pleased to host the showing of The Journey of the Universe, a long-awaited film created by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker. The result of seven arduous years of effort, the film and an accompanying book, set of DVDs and educational materials are a stunning contribution to people everywhere who search for meaning within a breathtaking new context of a creative and intelligent Universe.
For those of us who constantly search for ever more compelling resources to help shift human behavior from destroying the planet to an alignment with its inherent wisdom, these new resources are of profound significance. For we are constantly challenged to find the images, the language and guidance powerful enough to transform old beliefs about our inherent separation from the natural world.
I see it as a special gift for helping Genesis Farm continue to offer our programs and courses in a time of heightening danger but also at a time of greater awareness especially among the young who are being asked to carry responsibilities unheard of in former generations.
In addition to the joy of showing this film at our community theater in Blairstown we will have the pleasure of Mary Evelyn’s presence there and at a benefit reception to follow at Genesis Farm. For this event is also a threshold on which we are setting our vision toward the next thirty years out of the resolve with which Genesis Farm was created three decades ago.
In the spring of 2013, I hope to entrust the legacy of the farm to new leadership. I am asking you to share my hope of creating a firm financial foundation for its future. In the months between now and then, I hope we can garner the resources to better serve a new generation of seekers who will deepen and widen this vision of a more ecological and meaningful future.
The vision of Thomas Berry set a lasting and powerful fire to the path that Genesis Farm has taken these last thirty years. Simultaneously, it has ignited fires of hope and energy in countless people and places, especially among the young who sense as most of my generation could not have imagined, the unraveling of life’s conditions. They long for life. We are resolved to serve them.
So my audacious hope is to raise $30,000 in the next 30 days to contribute toward a modest endowment for the work of the next 30 years. Thank you for any way you can support this hope.
Blessings and Peace,
Miriam MacGillis, O.P.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by August 15.
Reservations for the film and/or reception can be made by calling 908-362-6735
or mailing this reservation form.
If you cannot attend, please consider a donation to support our 30~30~30 campaign.