Dear Friend of Presbyterians for Earth Care,
As you read this Membership Renewal reminder, we can report to you that many PEC members and leaders were a part of the 50,000 plus who gathered on the Mall in Washington, D.C. for the Forward on Climate Change rally to bring public pressure on the President and Congress to end the Keystone XL pipeline project.
Opportunities like this to network with others who care for God’s Creation are what make your membership in PEC valuable. With your support PEC can continue coordinating educational and inspirational conferences and advocacy events that shape our conversation about and practice of environmental stewardship.
For example, on June 1-8, young adults will gather in Portland, Oregon for another of a series of events in our on-going effort to develop a new generation of leaders in the church by helping them to connect faith and Earth care concerns in the Eco-Stewards program.
Also, on October 16-19, PEC members will gather at the Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Arkansas to be inspired by noted sustainability leaders addressing the topic “Ethical Earth Care: Keeping Creation Sacred”. This conference, like all PEC events, creates a community of support and a network of renewal for those of us actively engaged in faithful witness to creation care. Please visit www.presbyearthcare.org for more details and early bird registration.
At our Steering Committee retreat last fall we were inspired by new plans to listen carefully to our membership for ways we might best bring the resources of our national network to bear to help your voice be heard both locally and nationally. Additionally, we are committed to be a resource for ways to articulate the connection of our faith with Earth care concerns from our Presbyterian/reformed perspective and to continue to strengthen and build partnerships with other PC(USA), ecumenical, and religious groups who share our concern for the planet.
We are grateful for your previous support and remind you that PEC memberships are due for renewal on Earth Day, April 22. You may renew your membership online by clicking here.
Any additional gifts you may choose to provide above the basic membership contribution are also greatly appreciated and will be put to good use to achieve our shared goals.