Friday, May 3, 2013

Register for PEC's 2013 Conference!

God, our gracious creator, redeemer and sustainer, bring us together to teach and inspire us that we might seek your justice for the earth and its peoples. Amen.

Dear Friends in Earth-Caring,

As you begin your vacation and conference planning for this year, please keep our PEC 2013 Conference “Ethical Earth Care: Keeping Creation Sacred” a priority.  The conference is October 16-19 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.  It is a critical time for those of us who know the crisis that our planet is facing to gather, be in community, and seek new ways of sustainable living and being.

At the conference, there will be opportunities to learn, reflect, share and plan ways of seeking environmental and social justice, immersing ourselves in new ways of honoring the sacred space of the Earth. Our plenary sessions will be led by Larry Rasmussen, ThD, who will draw us toward an “Earth-Honoring Faith.” Worship and music led by the Revs. Neddy Astudillo and Bryan McFarland will invite us to engage our souls and faith in this work.  All will guide us toward a deepened vision, seeking a new song in a strange land.

Our diverse workshop options will provide a vast array of opportunities to delve into Celtic spirituality, greening congregations, the connection of environment, poverty, and violence, as well as the connection between our local-global food supply and the importance of food sovereignty and much more.  Advocacy opportunities include information and action in response to mountain top removal, fracking, clean water and air, chemicals and our health, and more. Come to share time with Rebecca Davies, Andrew Kang Bartlett, and Leslie Woods of the Peace, Compassion, and Justice Division of the PC(USA) as we work toward renewed vision together.

Plan to join us for the pre-conference tour on Wednesday of Heifer International headquarters and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. If you are able to join us, plan to arrive Tuesday and stay overnight at Ferncliff. The staff will meet you at the airport when you arrive. Shuttle service is provided at no additional charge!

Please click here to view our full conference brochure and click here to download and share the tri-fold brochure with your congregation. Click here to register for the conference through the PEC website.  For questions, please contact Elspeth Cavert at

We will look forward to our gathering and seeking a more just and sustainable society. 

 Seeking a just Earth together,
 Diane Waddell,

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