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STATE COLLEGE: Care of Creation breakfast and discussion with Laudato Si

pope francis profound convictionMembers of Trinity Lutheran Church and members of the wider community are all warmly invited to join any or all of our breakfast discussions on the first and third Saturday mornings in January and February.

from TLC’s event page:
Join our Care of Creation Team for FREE breakfast and FREE copies of Laudato Si – Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology (this could be the PA Interfaith Power & Light handbook!). Learn how Laudato Si can inspire and lead us to Care for Creation in today’s climate. Please RSVP is you can attend.

This is a series of four Prayer/Bible Study / Discussion classes being held at Trinity Lutheran Church ~State College, PA on North Atherton Street, beginning Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast. The four classes will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of January and February (Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18). Contact Karl Raynar with any questions. (814) 574-4795 or by email.

STATE COLLEGE: A Feast of Courage in the Heart of Winter (with Author Todd Wynward)

Join us in the Fireside Room at Grace Lutheran Church at 7:30 (we’ll have signs on the doors to direct you) Grace’s Super Wednesday study will break up at 7:15 — we’ll have some cookies and coffee in the gathering area on the main floor during the transition.  Anyone is invited to join members of Grace for Super Wednesday dinner at 5:30 or the study 6:15-7:15.

Todd Wynward talkCatch some vision!

Be inspired and provoked as Todd Wynward shares modern-day examples of communities rewilding their way, practicing creative resistance, everyday courage, and prophetic Imagination in our challenging times of environmental and economic change.

When he’s not rewilding Christianity, Todd Wynward spends his time reinventing public education and re-imagining the American way of life, starting with his own. He is married, with one son. Todd has been engaged in experiential education and social change movements for twenty years. He is cofounder of a wilderness-based public charter school, leads backpacking and river trips for adult seekers, and is an animating force behind TiLT, an intentional life change movement in Taos, New Mexico.

We’ll do a door prize drawing for a copy of Todd’s book, Rewilding the Way: Break Free to Follow an Untamed God, which he’ll sign for you!   Can’t make it, but want to order a copy?  We love to support small bookstores.  We ordered ours from the good folks at Hearts and Minds Books in Dallastown, PA (Todd’s book made their “best books of 2015” list)

todd-walkerTodd Wynward is a Board member at New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light, and is in Pennsylvania for 3 events: this one, a similar talk at Plains Mennonite Church in Montgomery County, and a weekend retreat that the Franconia Mennonite Conference has opened to friends and members of PA IPL.

STATE COLLEGE: Care of Creation breakfast and discussion with Laudato Si

pope francis profound convictionMembers of Trinity Lutheran Church and members of the wider community are all warmly invited to join any or all of our breakfast discussions on the first and third Saturday mornings in January and February.

from TLC’s event page:
Join our Care of Creation Team for FREE breakfast and FREE copies of Laudato Si – Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology (this could be the PA Interfaith Power & Light handbook!). Learn how Laudato Si can inspire and lead us to Care for Creation in today’s climate. Please RSVP is you can attend.

This is a series of four Prayer/Bible Study / Discussion classes being held at Trinity Lutheran Church ~State College, PA on North Atherton Street, beginning Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast. The four classes will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of January and February (Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18). Contact Karl Raynar with any questions. (814) 574-4795 or by email.

STATE COLLEGE: Screening, Discussion, and Community: Before the Flood

All are welcome for this screening of  “Before the Flood”  This 2016 documentary on climate change debuted on the National Geographic Channel this fall   State College Friends welcome everyone for an evening of film and conversation.  

YES! There will be REFRESHMENTS!

Discussion to follow:  A climate scientist will be available after the film to answer questions and participate in the discussion.

Looking for volunteers for a kid-care movie option for ages 5-10.

THINGS to BRING (optional):
– old friends
– a warm greeting for new friends
– a pen to write a letter while your energy is high
– a new LED light bulb to share with a family in danger of needing fuel through the Centre County Fuel Bank —PA IPL works with the fuel bank administrators to lead 1 hour classes in low-cost changes and habits that will save energy — saving energy helps families in financial need right away, reduces exposure for those who live downwind of power plants and is a great way to care for our Common Home.
– a little cash, in case you are tempted by rainforest-friendly fair-trade crafts by the Center for Amazon Community Ecology

STATE COLLEGE: Care of Creation breakfast and discussion with Laudato Si

pope francis profound convictionMembers of Trinity Lutheran Church and members of the wider community are all warmly invited to join any or all of our breakfast discussions on the first and third Saturday mornings in January and February.

from TLC’s event page:
Join our Care of Creation Team for FREE breakfast and FREE copies of Laudato Si – Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology (this could be the PA Interfaith Power & Light handbook!). Learn how Laudato Si can inspire and lead us to Care for Creation in today’s climate. Please RSVP is you can attend.

This is a series of four Prayer/Bible Study / Discussion classes being held at Trinity Lutheran Church ~State College, PA on North Atherton Street, beginning Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast. The four classes will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of January and February (Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18). Contact Karl Raynar with any questions. (814) 574-4795 or by email.

NOTE: This particular session of the discussion will be followed by a brief vigil.   The timing of both will allow interested participants to also attend the first of the annual winter Saturday public lecture series from Penn State: Frontiers of Science.  This year’s theme is The Quest for One Healthy Planet, and the first lecture is  “How to Heal Earth’s Climate,” by Michael Mann.  From 2:00-4:00  in the same afternoon there will be a faith-in-action option: a  Habitat Care work party at Walnut Spring Park.

PHILLY: Climate, Race, Ju$tice: We are All In This Together

screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-2-16-00-pmJoin us for a 30 video presentation with breaks for discussion and worship sharing. Light supper provided. Video comments by Cornel West, Juliet Schor, Van Jones and Naomi Klein about ways that climate disruption, social injustice and institutional racism are driven by indiscriminate economic growth. We will look for ways forward as we consider FCNL’s affirmation that policies recognizing that the”biosphere is finite” are essential and view short clips of how some committed PYM Friends have been inspired to engage in these crises.

the Eco-Justice Collaborative of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is a friend and supporter of PA IPL.