After a congregation has achieved Green Sanctuary Accreditation I always encourage them to “begin to assemble a “scrapbook” which shares information about your Green Sanctuary movement – congregations create these in many different way; some use their applications, some include orders of service, newsletter columns, fliers about special events, and pictures, some write storybooks about the journey, and some come up with new ideas that we’ve never seen before.”

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick took this task to heart.  Sandi Smith-Gill sent me an email encouraging me to take a look at the “just finished Green Sanctuary pictoral history – which started as a project to send for the reception at the GA, but ended up taking 3 months to finish.”  I opened their scrapbook and was impressed by the amount of time and effort that was put into pulling it together.  I was equally impressed with how well they did at sharing lots of information and showing that lots of people from the congregation had been involved in the project.

I don’t expect all scrapbooks to look like this, each is individual and unique.  And I encourage you to look at what they’ve done for inspiration for projects as well as what a scrapbook might look like.  I have a feeling that the UU Congregation of Frederick will have a printed version of this book in their congregation for many, many years.

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Robin Nelson

Comments

  1. Mary Bowman-Kruhm

    Sandi deserves huge credit for this scrapbook and UUCF’s becoming a GS. Altho’ some help from others, she carried most of the weight and responsibility. For several years I thought our GS had many members– then found it was composed of Sandi and only two others, Tom and Marney. Sandi is dedicated to GS.

  2. Webber

    Sandi deserves huge credit for this scrapbook and UUCF’s becoming a GS. Altho’ some help from others, she carried most of the weight and responsibility. For several years I thought our GS had many members– then found it was composed of Sandi and only two others, Tom and Marney. Sandi is dedicated to GS.
    +1

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