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Get ready to address the faith dimensions and moral implications of climate change in your preaching with this workshop, led by The Rev. Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman. The Rev. Dr. Wiseman is Associate Professor of Homiletics and Director of United Methodist Studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. (Or see something she wrote right here on our blog.)
This interactive workshop will explore upcoming lectionary texts that connect with climate change themes, provide resources for preaching preparation and specifically address constructive and faithful ways to deal with resistance to preaching about climate change and its implications for the faith community.
You may register to attend either in person (in Harrisburg) or using a phone-in option. There is no cost to attend.
The national Preach-In on Global Warming, a program of Interfaith Power and Light, begins February 15-16, Valentine’s Day weekend, and goes through April, 2014. This workshop is sponsored by PA-IPL and LAMPa.
The 2/6 breakfast must be cancelled, due to fallen trees and no power. All are encouraged to attend this event at 1:00 on February 11. Register here.
Mark your calendar and pass the word in your networks: we’ve rescheduled the “Preacher’s Preach-in Breakfast” for Thursday, February 6th, at 8:15 at Summit. This is over a week before the national “preach-in” but that date is only suggested, and it will be a time to share information, strategies or challenges for preaching on climate change. We’ll also have postcards and advocacy information. RSVPs appreciated, so I’ll know how much coffee to make. (We always encourage participants to bring their own mugs.)
The State of the Union speech was this week, so we had a chance to hear the President’s views on energy, climate, and goalsetting. We’re always thinking about leadership by, in and for communities of faith, but with SOTU sandwiched between the national IPL Preach-In mid-February, and MLK day mid-January, it’s certainly in high relief at the moment.
Wondering how to join the Preach-In? We’ll help! Ready to find some new ways to step forward in congregation or community? Give us a call to share or brainstorm. Below find our thoughts Continue reading
This event has been RESCHEDULED DUE TO ANTICIPATED WEATHER. Check back… Are you thinking of joining the national IPL “Preach-in on Climate Change” in February but needing ideas or moral support? Come to a breakfast on Wednesday, January 22nd from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Greene Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119. We’ll share IPL resources, study scriptures, brainstorm and enjoy fellowship. Clergy/Speakers of all faiths welcome, and coming to the breakfast does not commit you to the preach-in. RSVP’s appreciated but not required: contact Cheryl Pyrch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free!