Food for Thought

We’ve all asked the question, “What do you want to eat?” But have we truly thought about what it is that we eat and the effect that our food production has on people, animals, and the world as a whole? Join us on this Sunday as we explore the effects our food system has on the world around us and what we can do to be better stewards of our world when it comes to food.

In a complete change of direction in her life from the B.S. in Mathematical Sciences earned from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a job as an analyst for the New Jersey Division of Taxation, Pauline is currently studying for a Master of Divinity at the Drew University Theological School and is the Ministerial Intern at the UU Congregation of Princeton.

November Theme: Attention
Alice Walker famously wrote, “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” Walker’s words are a great reminder that attention and gratitude go hand in hand. Indeed they are a perfect embodiment of the dominant message about attention: that it’s here to wake us up to life’s many gifts. But it’s also important to remember that attention has a few ulterior motives up its sleeve. So some fair warning is required this month. Because attention won’t just make you grateful, it will make you fall in love. And it won’t just allow you to notice life’s gifts, it also makes it impossible to ignore life’s pain.