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Environmental Action Sunday: The Journey of the Universe
Sunday, May 12 @ noon with Liz Hanna
The Journey of the Universe is a collaboration of the evolutionary philosopher, Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, a historian of religion at Yale. They weave a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology and biology with our role as humans in this awe inspiring universe. Liz Hanna, a recent graduate of the Theology and Ecology program at Yale, will be our guide on this journey and share a few excerpts from the film, as well as her insights from her studies and current work. A light lunch will be served.
"Stop the Bleed"
Sunday, May 19th at noon in the vestry
In April 2013, just a few months after the active shooter disaster on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the American College of Surgeons convened a group including the U.S. military, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and emergency medical response organizations, to create a protocol for national policy to enhance survivability from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events. The “Stop the Bleed” initiative was the result. It was determined that many lives could be saved if victims had bleeding controlled by bystanders and first responders in the field. By doing so, they are able to make it to definitive intervention before bleeding to death. Much like the Red Cross and American Heart association’s efforts to teach CPR, The American College of Surgeons’ goal is to train every American in basic bleeding control techniques.
To date there are over 44,000 registered instructors and over 600,000 people have been trained. Steve Palmer is one of those instructors and the Safety and Security team is bringing a “Stop the Bleed” class to First Church Natick. Come find out how to save a life on May 19th after worship. We will be reviewing the use of the AED, as well.