Social Concerns Committee

Liz Harriman &
Martha Stevenson


Sheila Richards
Judy Rachdorf
Judy Crawford
Charlotte Stewart

Faith in Action
General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church

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Festival of God's Creation Earth Day Celebration and Art Exhibition
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Calling Artists of All Ages and Levels of Experience!

Submit your original artwork illustrating the beauty and bounty of God's gifts, and our responsibility to respect and protect them. All media welcome! Drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, fabric, collage, stories, and we are especially interested in POETRY this year!

  • Artwork due April 10th (Palm Sunday).
  • Digital and physical submissions are welcome.
  • Give your artwork a name (e.g.; "Marsh at Sunset", or "Creation"), noted on the back.
  • Digital photos or other artwork may be emailed to, there will be a bin in the library for physical submissions.
Sunday School celebrates Earth Day
Build recycled art, posters, plant seeds, and more! We will again create "reused art" - collect your clean materials (plastic, paper, lids, decorative and lightweight - no nut packaging please) and leave them in room 1-1 in the bin.

WUMC is also co-sponsoring a Wilmington clean-up day! More information to come.

Sponsored by the WUMC Commission on Social Concerns
If you have questions, please contact Liz Harriman at or 978-658-5085

Earth Day is around the corner!

This year the Social Concerns Committee invites you to celebrate Earth Day a bit differently than in years past. We still plan to hold our Annual Earth Day Art Exhibit, but hope to expand it beyond the indoor walls of the church to our website, so that those unable to attend services or meetings in person can also enjoy our display(s) of God's creation. Details will follow in the coming weeks via the weekly email, but start thinking now about how you might participate. Drawings, photos, paintings, poems, songs, essays, crafts, etc. - any medium to express your appreciation of our Natural World is welcome. If your work can be emailed for posting on the church's website or Facebook page, that helps us with the ‘virtual' display.

For the first time ever we are also joining with the Wilmington Conservation Commission, Wilmington Memorial Library, and the WHS Environmental Club to promote and participate in a town-wide Spring Cleanup during Earth Day week. Residents of all ages are invited to pick up trash in their neighborhood, on their favorite walking circuit, or at one of the town-owned sites to be identified by the Commission and Wilmington's Dept. of Public Works.

Here is the initial news flash, but please look for additional information from both Social Concerns and the library, as planning continues. Keep Wilmington Beautiful - Lend a Hand During Earth Day week (April 17-April 23):
  • Spend an hour or so picking up trash around Wilmington - you pick the spot--walk your neighborhood streets, clean up one of the parks or other town properties, etc. Just be sure to keep safety in mind. You can also check the library's web- site for places identified by the DPW that need extra care.
  • Bring your bag of trash to the Wildwood Street parking lot on Saturday, April 23 between the hours of 10 am and 12 pm.

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