Church to host talks about food, earth care

January 8, 2014 

About six years ago, Erin Reetz was invited to a program called “Menu for the Future,” created by the Northwest Earth Institute in Portland, Ore.

It was a foreign idea that turned out to be a fulfilling experience.

The Fox Island United Church of Christ, where Reetz is an office manager, will host the “Menu for the Future” course, as well as “Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability.” Registration for the courses will end Jan. 15. Sessions will held from 12 to 1:15 p.m. on Sundays from Jan. 26 through March 2 at the church, 726 6th Ave., Fox Island. Books for the course are $26.

Reetz said her experience with the six-week program helped to make her better informed about issues in the world.

Environmental justice is important to the United Church of Christ, so the course fits with the denominations objectives, Reetz said.

Food also is a hot topic these days, with GMOs, fair trade, high-fructose corn syrup, Monsanto, local growing and organic goods, Reetz said.

The course is meant to inform people about personal choices. A “Menu for the Future” course hosted three years ago saw 40 people sign up, Reetz said.

To sign up, call 253-549-2420 or email

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