Come to UF Birding Club’s second meeting of the semester! We will have an educational speaker and food!
2023 Debow and Catherine Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series Event
The Book of Nature is an ancient and timeless theology embraced by sacred traditions the world over. Metaphorical in name, it holds that creation, the kaleidoscope of heaven and earth and all in between, is God’s first sacred text, spelled out in the alphabet letters of every leaf on every tree, in the sound and silence of every creaturely utterance, unfurled from the tiniest of caterpillars to the dome of heaven through which the planets whirl. For thousands of years, it’s been seen as a lens through which to catch a glimpse of the Creator, a volume that came into focus long before words were inscribed in the Bible.
Yet it’s a text too long ignored, and it’s time to open its pages. Here on this imperiled globe, it’s not just nature that’s being trampled, but our very relationship with the Divine. If we can once again learn to read the text that is nature––to deep read in the very way we engage with any sacred text––to expose ourselves not just to its aesthetic wonders but to its role as a place of encounter with the sacred, we might comprehend more profoundly the insistent need to save this holy earth under siege. And we might well find ourselves embraced by a God as present as the stars that salt the night sky, and the birdsong that heralds the dawn. For what are we waiting?
Books for sale at the event.
The 18th annual Helping Hands food drive will take place the final week of October. As part of the event, the CANstruction event has returned with a Halloween theme. Be sure stop by CBSL and cast your votes for the best and most creative designs. The event kicks off on October 27th, and judging ends on October 31st.
Join us Wednesday November 1, 2023 for the 18th annual Helping Hands food drive! University of Findlay students, faculty, and staff come together each year to collect and donate food. The surrounding communities and local schools also get involved, resulting in hundreds of thousands of pounds of food being donated to CHOPIN Hall (Christians Helping Other People In Need). To date, 1,336,695 total pounds of food has been collected and donated by the University of Findlay and Sodexo. Feel free to stop by and make a donation to the amazing cause!
Come back on Thursday, November 2, 2023 when we will announce the total weight of food donated, and award the winners of the CANstruction event and local school donation competition.