October 2021 PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program – Build Back with Justice

Faith, Health, and Political Perspectives on Paths Forward

Join PA IPL for our October Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program on October 18th at 7pm. This month’s meeting will focus on if President Biden’s Build Back Better Act is passed.

Three speakers will address the potential of the bill if passed, the impact it would have, and the role of communities and individuals of faith and conscience in passing and following through with the investment in climate justice.

Register now and receive an email providing the Zoom link for the meeting.

There is no fee for this program, but a suggested $5 donation will help us keep doing this work.

Now Available: Video of August’s PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program!

Video of August’s PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program is now available! Click here to view.

August’s PA IPL Statewide Meeting and Program focused on the life of Thomas Berry and the film “Thomas Berry: The Great Story.” Thomas Berry was a monk, cultural historian, author, teacher, and mystic who linked spirituality with ecology. In addition to our regular conversation, the program featured talks by Karen Bernard and PA IPL Board Member Wanda Guthrie who are experts on the life and work of Thomas Berry.

Registration is now open for PA IPL’s September Statewide Monthly Meeting and Program.
This month’s meeting will focus on solar arrays. Solar is growing by leaps and bounds and congregations are keeping pace by installing solar at an ever increasing rate all over the country. They are financing it through a variety of creative options but the many financing options, their pros and cons, and what is best is often confusing.

Are you thinking of going solar at your congregation? Are you interested in solar for yourself?
September’s meeting will bring together solar experts who can answer all of your questions from different perspectives. Join us on Monday, September 20th at 7:00pm and explore how you can install solar on your property, on your congregation’s property, or otherwise participate in the growing solar sector to combat climate change.

Interfaith Power & Light has a new Solar Financing Guide for Congregations!
Read our informative overview on financing options first. Find the Guide and check out all our Solar Resources here.

RECORDING AVAILABLE: Statewide Monthly Meeting – June 2021

Get the recording here!


On June 21st at 7:00 pm, we will hold our next virtual PA IPL Statewide Monthly Meeting and presentation.

This month’s meeting and program will feature guest speaker Penn State University Professor, Mark Sentesy.

Dr. Sentesy will provide an overview of EV (Electric Vehicles), information you need to know when buying an EV, and what its like to live and/or travel with an EV.

PA IPL will hold a regular Statewide Meeting on the 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:00 pm 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.

To make sure you get the links,  be sure to add statewide@paipl.org to your contacts! You can also contact us at this email regarding this monthly meeting.

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 mainline@paipl.org — and be sure to add mainline@paipl.org 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.

Register now!

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.