Movie advocates “Voting with Your Fork!”

nourish-logoAward-winning film Nourish, What’s the Story of your Food?  will be screened on Sunday, August 2nd, at 11:00 am at The Fountains. The short film and discussion will follow the regular Sunday morning service. The community is invited to join together in looking beyond our plates and exploring how our food choices impact public health, biodiversity, social justice, and climate change.

A brief 30 minutes long (see trailer below), Nourish asks people whether they know the story behind what they eat and seeks to open a meaningful conversation about food, health and sustainability. Nourish traces our relationship to food from a global perspective and encourages personal action steps. Dr. Mary Gale Smith says, “Nourish connects the dots between a healthy food system and making healthy food choices; between our health and the health of the planet. These are keys to a more food literate society.”

Patrick Grady, a volunteer with Arizona Interfaith Power and Light, will present the film and moderate a discussion. AZIPL is part of a national network of more than 15,000 congregations across 40 states, mobilizing people of faith to reduce the causes of global climate change through education, advocacy and prayer. Grady says, “We can make deliberate choices at three meals a day that will have personal, community and global impacts.”

Screening a film like Nourish is part of The Fountains’ continuing effort to be engaged with the wider community in exploring the deep issues of our time. Pastor David Felten says, “It’s important to understand the impact of our food choices have so we can add our voices to a better understanding of this global issue.”

The community is encouraged to attend this important film event on Sunday, August 2nd.

Professional childcare is provided throughout the morning. For more information, call 480.837.7627 or email welcome@thefountainsumc.org.

Visit www.nourishlife.org to learn more about Worldlink and the Nourish Educational Initiative.