Main Line IPL Monthly Chapter Meeting & Meet Rachel Carson Program-April 2021

The Main Line chapter of PA IPL meets each month on fourth Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30 via Zoom.  We email a link to people on the Tuesday prior — often with a bit of special program description.  We hope you will join us!

To make sure you get the links, reach out to conveners Courtenay Willcox and Chuck Marshall by emailing them at — and be sure to add to your contacts!

This month, we will share ideas, activities, and programs from 7:00-7:30 PM.

From 7:30-8:45pm, the following program will take place:

Please note: Main Line PA IPL invites everyone to join at 7:00 pm for our local sharing and environmental updates. The program begins at 7:30 pm, is followed by a Q and A, ending at 8:45 pm

In honor of Earth Day, Main Line PA IPL, in conjunction with the statewide PA IPL, are excited to offer a one-woman theatrical performance exploring the life of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)—a new Heritage Theatre Guild’s Famous American Women program created and presented by Pat Jordan.

About Rachel Carson: Born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, Rachel Carson is a Pennsylvania environmental heroine: a world-renowned marine biologist, conservationist, and influential author of Silent Spring (1962) and other works. She is known today as the Mother of Modern Environmentalism.

About Pat Jordan: Professional actor, playwright, and director, Pat Jordan’s passion for history has led her to bring the stories of Famous American Women to audiences throughout the country. Betsy Ross, Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, and suffragist leader Carrie Chapman are among the characters she has researched and brought to life, performing at numerous venues including the National Archives in Washington, DC, the Truman Library, and the Smithsonian Institution. Pat is an active member of the Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA.

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January 2021-PA IPL Announcements

PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meetings

Starting this month PA IPL will hold a regular Statewide Meeting on the 3rd Mondays of the month at 7pm via Zoom. If you would like to join us for this meeting to discuss PA IPL business, Climate Justice, and enjoy a regular lineup of programming please sign up here. You are still welcome to attend your local chapter meetings as well. Visit our meeting page on our website and Facebook page for programming details posted each month.

Julia Morgan Fund

PA IPL has been selected as a recipient of a grant from the Julia Morgan Fund in order to continue our work with the Germantown Tree Tenders and the Mastery Charter School Pickett Campus. We thank the Julia Morgan Fund and FUMCOG (First United Methodist Church of Germantown) for their ongoing support for Climate Justice and the work of PA IPL.

If you, your congregation, or chapter are aware of funding opportunities, or would like to apply for funding collaboratively, please contact us.

Sips of Sustenance

Due to the increase of PA IPL programming and initiatives, beginning this month, the twice weekly Sips of Sustenance emails will only be sent out once a week each Sunday. We appreciate all of your feedback and contributions to this work and hope the community continues to send us notes and quotes to use in these Sips. We will use the time to provide ongoing support for PA IPL chapters and congregations as well as to organize and write more Letters to the Editor, OpEds, Sermons, and workshop programs.