North Shore Unitarian member, Jon Cooksey, a writer and show runner for television, has recently been nominated for a Best Documentary Gemini award for his one hour film, How to Boil a Frog. A number of other NSUC members/friends worked on it, and part of it was shot in our sanctuary. The film is still being broadcast from time to time on The Movie Channel (don’t know which channels in other parts of the country), and also at an increasing number of film festivals around the world. The Toronto Premiere was recently held at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto.
Jon is part of a growing network of people, many UUs among them, who are passionately working on behalf of our climate, a sustainable economy, post-peak oil planning, and other related issues. His web-site has many resources and lots of information on this, and if you have an environmental or ‘green group’ in your congregation, they might benefit from what it offers. http://howtoboilafrog.com/
Further, a DVD of Jon’s film can be ordered for $15, and a youth-oriented (but accessible to all) Study Guide is near final publication. It could be a multi-generational religious education program.
A trailer for the film runs in QuickTime format on the web-page. It’s informative, scary, funny and inspiring. I encourage you to check it out. Rev. Stephen Atkinson