Excuse the silly title for this post, but it's hard not to have some fun with a story as juicy as compost worms in Church…

That's right, those are worms inside a church sanctuary staging their own 350 demonstration.  Ok, maybe they had a bit of help from these folks at Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church in Kingston, Rhode Island, USA…

These photos are from yet another 350 action from last October that was just brought to our attention recently.  It's a great example not only of faith communities at the forefront of the climate movement, but also of a community Getting to Work, implementing solutions to climate change while also calling for political action for 350.

Here is how Katherine, a parishoner at Saint Augustine's, describes the day's event, and their onging compost initiative…

"My church, St. Augustine's Episcopal in Kingston, RI, maintains a worm composting bin in our Sacristy for handling altar flower refuse and coffee grounds from our Sunday coffee hour.  Our congregation has had an active environmental stewardship group for a few years now, and we look for ways of applying more sustainable practices in various corners of our lives, both congregational and individual… The worms – 350 of them were used for the display – were arranged on a plastic mat in a 350 design the night before the service, then covered with a piece of wax paper to prevent drying, and refrigerated overnight.  At the service the next day the worms received a blessing along with the various animal companions of various church members.  After the service many of us posed together for a picture with the worms gingerly held in the center."

Thanks Katherine and everyone at Saint A's, and we'll look forward to hearing about what sorts of work party plans they're developing this year too.

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