January 10, 2010: Online Work Bee

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  • Peer Coaching Triads ... email is sent ... review
  • First "service" meeting ... Probably February 6
    • At Brandon and Shelley's House
    • With potluck following
    • Brandon and Shelley to provide American Tacos
    • Approximate schedule: Service at 11, Lunch at noon, Done by 2pm
    • Order of Service
      • Welcome
      • Opening Words ... lighting the Chalice
      • Sharing of Joys and Concerns
      • Singing a Song
      • Silent time to think about topic?
      • Thought-provoking reading (out loud?)
        • ex. Unitarian Universalist sermon from web
      • Concepts from discussion at Longest Night Festival:
        • Rituals to begin and end service
        • Announcement time for what will be happening in the community
        • Some part of structure that is aesthetically focused (ex. singing)
        • Space within structure for interchange
          • People talking about what matters to them
          • Making meaning together
    • Theme/seed concept brainstorming
      • Something about where the SolSeedMovement is currently going
      • Something appropos to the moment
      • Environmental focus ... what is one action I could take
        • Advocacy? (write your senator, look at emails from environmental groups)
        • Individual actions? (bike riding, replace bulbs w/ CFLs, etc)
      • Other action-focused ideas
        • Eco-village
      • Brandon: But have a greater focus on non-business-specific, inspirational concepts, focused around appreciation of Life
      • Birth of Gaia out of Chaos (UU sermon)
      • Reading like the one at church today
      • Discussion of the Destiny as a possible theme
        • If we have a church it will almost certainly have to be a church of TheDestiny as well as a church of life
        • Visualize something on a laptop from the Hubble Space Telescope or something like it
  • NorWesCon (April 1-4)
    • Register for the Con
    • Get a dealer's booth (t-shirts and books)
      • Business name: "SolSeed Store?"
    • Also get a fan table "SolSeed"
    • Ideas for the booth
      • "Gaian" aesthetic - green shag carpet, potted plants?
        • Give away healthy non-processed food as "party favors" (Apples maybe?)
        • Must be careful about not violating sanitation rules ... etc
        • Labeled with SolSeed or in a cute little bag?
        • Tea bags ... want people eating it right in front of everybody
      • Seed packets! ... come with a button that says "I'm planting Seeds"
      • Remote Controlled Helicopters ... raffle to win it
      • Pictures of space and the Galaxy
      • Karoake in the dealer's booth?
    • Design and print shirts
    • Get Parable of the Sower books
    • Selling the children's book
  • Google Sites + email
    • Have email groups (discuss on future call)
      • Membership
      • Friends
      • Triads
      • Book program from OryCon


  • Shelley ... email to Ben about February 6 (ben to forward) ... tonight
  • Shelley ... service program outline ... by next meeting (Sunday)
  • Ben ... booth and table applications sent ... by next meeting (Sunday)
  • Brandon ... invite Mark and Ted to NorWesCon ... by next meeting (Sunday)
  • Ben ... email triad ... tonight (ask Shelley for phone #s if they don't reply)
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