This Sunday – Important Decision Day for Before We Get to Mars

Dear Members of Union Church,

This Sunday will be an important day for our Before We Get to Mars project. During the worship services (both 9:07 and 10:00), in lieu of a sermon, we will be presenting information and inviting questions about each of our four possible areas of work, and then we will distribute a survey so the congregation can select the one, final area of focus.

Before Sunday, it is important that everyone read our summaries of the four areas of work. Use the links to read the materials online or download and print. (Copies will be available Sunday also.)

Summary paper on education [PDF]

Summary paper on jobs/employment [PDF]

Summary paper on gun violence [PDF]

Summary paper on hunger/food justice [PDF]

After this Sunday, we will distribute the survey to the whole congregation, with a due date of May 6.

After this step is complete, we can begin the research and relationship building necessary to shape a specific project within the “winning” area of work.

You can find much more information about Before We Get to Mars, including links to videos of our retreat presentations on each area of work at

Thank you!

The Before We Get to Mars process planning team – Sharon Cooper, Michele Crowe, Grant Glowiak, Dave Johnson, Melissa Mann, Jackie Poetter, Joel Pundmann, Vera Shively, Ross Sweeney, Katie Szafarczyk, Nadine Woodle, and ex officio Ed Spacapan, Marilyn Johnson, and Mike Solberg

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