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AMBLER: Movie & Discussion – FROM THE ASHES

FREE pre-release screening of the film FROM THE ASHES at Weaver’s Way Co-op—Ambler with music and more!

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the current Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives. Learn more:  https://www.fromtheashesfilm.com/

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Join Weavers Way Co-op for a film screening followed by conversation with fellow Ambler area residents about ways we can work together to make Ambler more sustainable. Film will start at 7:15, music provided by Zero Emissions Musicians.  Film running time is 80 minutes.

Sponsored by Ambler Coalition for Peace and Ambler Environmental Advisory Council, and made possible by an opportunity provided by the filmmaker through Interfaith Power & Light.

everywhere and PHILADELPHIA area: Global Earth Exchange

Ellen Weaver and Alison Cornish will be offering a Global Earth Exchange opportunity (explained below) at the edge of Carpenter Woods, South Mt. Pleasant between Greene and Ellet Streets, on Saturday, June 17th, 4:00 pm.  All are welcome! (0r, feel free to create your own Exchange event wherever you are … just remember to register it here!

Every year, on the Saturday closest to the Summer Solstice, Radical Joy for Hard Times sponsors the Global Earth Exchange.  This is how they describe the Exchange:

No matter where we live, there are places we love that have fallen on hard times: rivers that are polluted, meadows paved over to make a mall… even the tree in your own backyard killed by invasive insects.

 There are many ways to make a little beauty for a wounded place. You can sing for it, bow to it, say a prayer for it. You can hug a tree, place flowers on the locked gate of a contaminated site, or paint a picture of this wounded place.

 You can give your gift of beauty to this place alone or with a group. You can do it spontaneously or plan weeks in advance. You don’t need to be an artist, you don’t need to haul in materials, you don’t need to mobilize. There are many ways to make beauty for a wounded place and, as we like to say, 10 Ways You Can’t Do It Wrong!

 Click here for the Toolkit, filled with ideas and information for making beauty at a wounded place you care about.

One way to give beauty to a place is to do a simple process called an Earth Exchange.

These are the 5 suggested steps of an Earth Exchange:

  1. Go, alone or with friends, to a wounded place.
  2. Sit awhile and share your stories about what the place means to you.
  3. Get to know the place as it is now.
  4. Share with the others what you discovered.
  5. Make a simple gift of beauty—often a bird made of materials the place itself provides


PA to DC bike trip – blessing and sendoff!

The 2017 cyclists are training now!  All the info you need and more on our Bike Trip page…. you can read about past rides and riders, see the profile series about 2017 riders contribute in honor of the riders, and more!

blessingWhether you are a rider or not, you can join us for the blessing and sendoff in State College… this year’s site is at Foxdale, where resident clergy members will offer their blessings. There will also be cupcakes and cheering!

Gather for snacks at 3:40, blessing about 3:45, and sendoff by 4:05.

If you want to ride along on the first leg to McAlevy’s Fort be sure to let us know.

Reach out to PA IPL to plan a trip in or from your community, or to plan a Bike to Worship weekend.

Donate online to PA IPL in support of the PA-to-DC cyclists
or send a check, memo: bike 2017 to PA IPL 243 S. Allen St. #337, State College, PA 16801

MANY THANKS to our 2017 silver sponsor Sun Directed

and our 2017 bronze sponsors, the KBB Beth Richards Group and Freeze/Thaw Cycles 
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Caring for Creation with Rev. Mitch Hescox

Rev. Mitch Hescox

 Rev. Mitch Hescox will talk about his book Caring for Creation.    Caring for Creation,  co-authored by meteorologist Paul Douglas,  is a clear, compelling, and thoughtful blend of faith and science.

Mitch Hescox leads the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), the largest evangelical group dedicated to creation care.  He has testified before Congress, spoken at the White House, and is frequently quoted in the national press.  Prior to EEN, he pastored a church for 18 years and worked in the coal industry.

Read a review and synopsis of Rev. Hescox’ new book, Caring for Creation, co-written with Paul Douglas, meteorologist.



BRYN MAWR: Movie series 3 — This Changes Everything

The Environmental Justice Committee of PA IPL member congregation Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has selected 3 documentaries to be shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  Each will be followed by thought-provoking discussions as part of the committee’s ongoing mission to educate and advocate for God’s creation in the congregation and the larger community

Wednesdays, April 12 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute

This Changes Everything is the movie inspired by Naomi Klein’s book of the same name.  This epic film attempts to reimagine the vast challenge of climate change with seven portraits of communities struggling with the global issue, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands and from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Through narration, Klein posits an exciting idea: that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform the current economic system into something radically better.  The post-screening discussion will be led by Mike Weilbacher, Executive Director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.


Join us for the whole series