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PHILADELPHIA: Earth Hour— Interfaith Seder: When Earth Really Matters

Join the Philadelphia Chapter of PA IPL for 

An Interfaith Seder to Welcome Passover and Holy Week

There will be music, prayer, discussion, and symbolic foods.
Draw from ancient traditions to deepen your understanding of climate justice.

All welcome!
$5 suggested donation to defray costs.  Donations of all sizes welcomed.
RSVPs appreciated. Contact Rev. Cheryl Pyrch, philadelphia@paipl.org

Get a flier to post and share, or scroll down for a ready-to-go bulletin announcement. (Just copy and paste into your favorite newsletter program!)

From 8:30 to 9:30 well observe Earth Hourby turning off electric lights. This annual world-wide event shines a light on the need for climate action. www.earthhour.org

Saturday, March 24, 8:00pm to 10:00pm at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane, 19118

Ready to go BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT to share in your congregation or community newsletter:
When the Earth Matters: An Interfaith Seder to Welcome Passover and Holy Week.  Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane, Saturday, March 24, 8-10 p.m. Join Philadelphia PA Interfaith Power & Light for an evening of music, prayer, discussion and symbolic foods.  Draw from ancient traditions to deepen your understanding of climate justice.  At 8:30, we’ll join people around the world for “Earth Hour” by turning off  electric lights and moving to the softer, greener light of solar lamps.  There will be an opportunity to take action.  All welcome,$5 suggested donation.  Reservations appreciated. Contact the Rev. Cheryl Pyrch, philadelphia@paipl.org

STATE COLLEGE: Central PA IPL Circuit Riders join the Earth Hour party

PA IPL supporters in Centre, Huntingdon, and Blair Counties are joining forces to get to know one another, encourage one another, pray together,  learn of the activities of PA IPL, build community, and make common cause around caring for our Common Home and all who inhabit it.  We’re calling it the Central PA IPL Circuit Riders, as we’ll rotate amongst faith communities and institutions, so everyone gets a chance to see new places and people… and the chance to share familiar ones.

The Central PA IPL Circuit Riders will join the Earth Hour party at Webster’s Café and Bookstore.  In the past we’ve had live music, a silent auction, a lemonade bar, and (of course!) an hour in the dark.  Want to help out with this event?  The committee would love to have you!
Facebook event page to share —especially with your congregation’s Facebook groups or pages!
Poster to share.
Learn more about Earth Hour here (with helps to think about creating your own event)


  • Accessible from campus on foot.
  • Very near Schlow Library and the downtown CATA headquarters, so lots of bus access.
  • Partially-covered bike parking at the plaza entrance of the building.
  • Lots of metered street parking (and nearby garages) for carpoolers.

To learn more about these Central PA IPL Circuit Rider events, or to get on our email list for upcoming events or to host an event please contact Greg Williams, board president of PA IPL by email or at 215-242-0854.

STATE COLLEGE: Earth Hour party and silent auction

Come for terrific and varied music, sustainable and delicious snacks, a lemonade bar, and a candlelit hour from 8:30-9:30.  Admission is free, but this is a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, so bring your checkbook… donate directly, or purchase terrific silent auction items donated by local supporters.

Bring old friends, and make new ones!

Facebook event page to share in your networks.
Poster to print and share

SCRANTON: Earth Hour Dinner in the Dark

Once again, the wonderful farm-to-table focused restaurant Terra Preta in Scranton is partnering with Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, and Temple Hesed to celebrate Earth Hour.  NOTE: be sure to confirm Terra Preta’s address if you haven’t been in a while!

SCROLL DOWN to watch the WNEP16 piece about the event! 

Earth Hour, launched in 2007 in Australia by the World Wildlife Fund, is a chance for us to use our power to change climate change and help heal our Earth.

To bring awareness to climate change we will spend this one evening acknowledging how we can reduce our impact on our planet. For starters we will be turning off the lights to reduce our energy use.

Terra Preta will be offering local-sourced dinner features, and sharing a brief communal prayer.

In addition we will provide informational material for you to take home on ways you can continue to reduce climate change.

We will be joined with special live music by Brenda Fernandes, that will be sure to ease us into our candlelit dinner. 

Reservations recommended. Please call 570-871-4190

Facebook event page to share in your networks.
More about Earth Hour.

HARRISBURG-area: Movie and potluck dinner

Baha’is from around Harrisburg will gather a potluck dinner at the Baha’i Center in Marietta with a screening of an Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power  at 5:45 p.m, followed by discussions on how we can work in community to heal our Common Home.  Flier to print and share.

All are welcome. RSVP and learn more harrisburg@paipl.org

The date is close to the Baha’i holy day of Naw Ruz, so this will be celebratory as well as introspective!

ALTOONA: Earth Hour Dinner and candlelit conversation

Earth Hour Dinner Party

Facebook event to share.
Bulletin insert to share


Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church,
                806 13th St., Altoona PA
Enter parish hall on 8th Ave.

When:   Saturday, March 17, 7-10p.m.

Hosts:   Greg Williams, Cynthia Potter,
Woody and Marilyn Pyeatt
to either
 Greg at 215-242-0854 or by email  , or to
Marilyn at 469-855-3478 or by email

After dinner (vegetarian and meat dishes), we will, in union with Earth Hour celebrations around the world, turn off power between 8:30 and 9:30 and enjoy candlelit conversation.

There will be an opportunity to make a donation to the work of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light in raising a faith voice for action against climate change. Donations of non-perishable items for St. Luke’s Food Pantry are also welcomed.

Share a flier with your congregation — these will copy and cut into 1/2 page bulletin inserts.