Episode 19 :: Summer Festivals/Simply Delicious/Hunger


Show Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

Treasury of Celebrations is in four parts, after the Introduction and Preface

We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes.

For this episode, the MAY-AUG. (SUMMER) section of Celebrations includes:

Simply Delicious

Quantity Cooking for Churches // Grace Winn, ed.


Hunger from Worship Alternatives

Mentions This Episode


Gifts that Give Hope: Lancaster’s Alternative Gift Fair | Gifts that Give Fairs  | A recent survey by the national non-profit, the Center for a New American Dream, revealed that 70 percent of Americans would welcome holidays with less emphasis on material gift giving and spending!

Check out Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists, especially chapter 3: events. You may want to add to it, as several folks have.

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides.

Since August, 2010, I have continued to review resources, most of which I recommend to my local public library and they add to their collection. I have interacted with each of these titles and sources.

SLW! does not sell anything, but we recommend resources from other sources and publishers, which we urge you to get from your public library or your local, independent bookstore. For help locating a local source, visit IndieBound.org. Some are free on the internet. Most of the links take you to my previews.

Some of the titles are faith-based, most are not. They vary from simple to complex, from friendly to polemical.

Find a TOPIC that interests you; try a few of the entries. Then move to another TOPIC. The titles are not in alphabetical or priority order.

Literacy Topics:  Activism | Celebrating | Economic Environmental Family/Children Financial Food, Water, Agriculture Happiness Health/Medical |

Historical Media Peace/War/Militarism/Empire Political Spiritual/Faith Time and Work General

For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

  • Since we’re in Easter season, you may have something to contribute to our on-going collection Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? for Lent/HolyWeek/Easter and to our most widely-read annual resource, Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. Though it’s no longer printed on paper, “WHOSE Birthday?” is published online since 2012. Some editions also come in AUDIO formats. ART | PERSONAL EXPERIENCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | Submission Guidelines | All past editions are available on the SLW! site. Thanks to Creative Commons licensing, individuals and congregations can reprint articles without further permission. The articles are carefully indexed —  ADVENT/CHRISTMAS |LENT/EASTER.
  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – April

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Eco-Justice Ministries

Eco-Justice: “the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth”

Guest: Peter Sawtell, Founder and Exec. Dir. of Eco-Justice Ministries, discussing the new emphasis Not Ordinary Times.

Eco-Justice Ministries | Subscribe to Eco-Justice NOTES (weekly email commentary)

NotOrdinaryTimes.org is a challenging call to “be the church” in this time of environmental crisis — backed up with a comprehensive set of resources and background materials that will guide churches through a six-month season of worship and preaching that takes seriously the devastation of the global environment.

My Travel Journal – Denver, where I spoke at Peter Sawtell’s church (scroll to Post #76) | Good Friday Vigil Against Gun Violence: Stations of the Cross

The weeks between Pentecost, 6/8/14, and Advent, 11/30, are traditionally  Ordinary Time, the non-festival part of the Church Year.

NEW – Pastoral Economic Struggles: Facing Together Global Capitalism’s Domination in Daily Life by Lee Van Ham (Pentecost theme)

Worship Alternatives: Pentecost/Ordinary Time


In May, I plan to start a series called Tony  & Shane Uncut – the complete 3-1/2 hour straight talk between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne about simple living and global justice. Parts of that dialog became the DVD “Simply Enough,” which has been re-issued by World Vision Canada as “Choose Justice.” [Secret: the complete series — episodes 20-27 — can be previewed now, even with Show Notes.]
For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives contact info, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

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Vicki Robin has helped millions of Americans reshape their lives in sound and beautiful ways, but this may be her most important project yet–and a crucial one for our tired planet too! ~~Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Vicki Robin is a national treasure–a source of wisdom and uncommon sense now directed at the most basic of basics: how and what we eat and how that connects to our health, prosperity, and prospects . . . The ten-mile diet should be national policy!” ~~ David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College

TedxSeattle talk - 14 minutes of heart, head and humor on Relational Eating | Website: VickiRobin.com | Book: Your Money or Your Life | NEW Book: Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Taught Me About Food, Community And Our Place on Earth | Local Food Lab – restoring local food systems | Order her new book Blessing the Hands That Feed Us from Indiebound or Amazon.

Additional Vicki Robin Sites: An enlightening previous site | Wikipedia | Your Money or Your Life | Vicki on Good Reads | Facebook

Vicki Robin: My blog “Let’s Chat” about the Simple Living Forum + Vicki’s Vision of The Simplicity Forum (audio)


Champions of Simple Living Today

I now offer a Simple Living blog preview service. Or search on Ecosia.org (not Google) for frugal, thrifty, cheapskate, simple living, voluntary simplicity.

I hope that you can see the values of these free resources and will use them as needed, or even better, acquaint yourself with them now so that you’re prepared for your next event.

Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth, the last edition of the classic series Alternative Celebrations Catalogs.

Part 4. Rites of Passage, such as birthdays, anniversaries and funerals

Wedding Alternatives: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth (Angela and Pete, above, contributors to Wedding Alternatives Supplement)

Cecile Andrews | CecileAndrews.com
Champion of Simplicity and Community Conversation Circles

To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

Colleague Lee Van Ham of Jubilee Economics is progressing well with his new book Blinded by Progress, including his numerous interviews.

Helpful Articles on SPRING Festivals
(We talked about Lent and Easter (April 20) – in Episode #13.)

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Episode Index: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews | #16: Alternative Rites of Passage | #17: Vicki Robin, co-author of “Your Money or Your Life” | #18: Not Ordinary TImes – Eco-Justice Ministries | #19: SImply Delicious/Hunger/Summer Festivals | #20-27: Tony & Shane Uncut

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

MORE Mentions in Recent Episodes

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany | Lent/Easter | Other Seasons | Anytime/Non-Seasonal | Music | Art | Audio | Video | Spanish | Living More with Less

Lent/Easter10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Article/ART Index: Easter | Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season. | En Español (all)  | Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice ( Foreword by Cecile Andrews | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART )

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

*GRAPHIC: Simply Delicious: Quantity Cooking for Churches

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

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*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

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