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Sycamore Hill Gardens Tour May 21
With the April rains we will have beautiful May flowers. Join us in celebrating spring at Sycamore Hill Gardens on Sunday, May 21, between 1:00 and 5:00 pm. This is an amazing private family garden located at 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike (route 175) west of the village of Marcellus. Explore nearly 40 acres of breathtaking views: 500 varieties of trees, 200 varieties of flowering shrubs and perennials, ceremonial bells, and sculptures. The self-guided walks will take place rain or shine. At 2:00 pm, Bonnie Shoultz from the Zen Center of Syracuse will lead a Buddhist meditation, and at 3:00 pm, Ann Pia will lead Tai Chi Chih movements. Accommodations are available for those who have difficulty walking.
This is our only fundraiser for the year. Advance sale tickets are available by calling Patti McGuire, 315-457-7745. For driving directions, click here; for more information about the gardens see sycamorehillgardens.com.
Discussion of Death and Dying Concludes Life Cycle Series
The theme of our April 23 Life Cycles program was “Death and Dying.” We had panelists from Buddhist, Methodist, Quaker, Muslim, and Jewish faith communities who shared their experiences, addressing two questions: how death and dying have affected their life personally and professionally, and the principal thoughts, teachings, and rituals of their community about death and dying.
Book Club to Discuss ‘Genghis Khan’
Our Book Club will meet on Monday, May 22, from 7 to 9 pm, to discuss Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford. The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. The author describes how in nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and stimulated a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made. For information about location, call Jennifer Roberts Crittenden, 315-633-2817.
Community Events of Interest
Cabaret: Temple Concord, 910 Madison St., Syracuse, Sunday, May 7, at 9:30 am. Guest artists are Theresa Harris, a soloist who studied with the late Amanda Newhouse Carnie, and Dr. Jerry Exline, a pianist and music teacher at Le Moyne College. The Temple Sisterhood will serve a light dairy breakfast.
Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build: Two houses will be built on Hixson Avenue in Syracuse, one by volunteers from various faith communities. The houses will be constructed with insulated concrete blocks that will provide 90% energy efficiency. Building will begin in May. For a video of the ground blessing ceremony click here. If you are interested in participating, call Betty Lamb, 315-727-5996.
‘Love Is the Answer’ Is Theme of 2017 Interfaith Assembly
The University United Methodist Church hosted our 7th Interfaith Harmony Assembly Feb. 6 on the theme “Love Is the Answer.” The program showcased Syracuse’s increasing diversity, with representatives of the 12 participating faith communities including immigrants from the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Europe, and Africa. For a report of the event, click here.
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