An award winning celebrity look-alike will be the headline act for the Green Folk Fest in Vancouver on August 13th from 7 pm to 9 pm at the labyrinth of First Congregational United Church of Christ. Ted Vigil is a John Denver tribute artist who performs at casinos, fairs, and festivals all over the country. For Vigil to perform at a Green Folk Fest is in keeping with the legacy and spirit of John Denver. Denver often used his star power to further environmental causes. In an open letter written in opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Denver said, “To be human is to be nourished by the wild country. To know that there is a place where the eagle flies in freedom, the grizzly walks in majesty, and the caribou runs with the wind across the open tundra, lifts the human spirit.”
Learn about a vision for an interfaith march for marriage equality that will begin in Vancouver and end 100 miles North in Olympia. Along the way, people will join us to walk shorter distances and to signal their support for our cause. Here is a statement explaining our motives and our goals:
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New Testament Reading—Revelation 21: 1-5
This morning I would like for you to pretend that you are looking at a slideshow of a recent trip Eunita and I made to Williamsburg, Virginia with my oldest sister and her six year old daughter. Some of the pictures might seem self-indulgent, but I think by the end of the slideshow you will understand why I have included them. The first group of pictures are all from the central part of colonial Williamsburg. This is the old capitol building. For those of you unfamiliar with Williamsburg, it was the capital city of Virginia during the colonial era, so here is where the likes of Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson were part of the growing revolutionary fervor of the era.