Friday, April 11, 2014

PEC Invitations of the Season

PEC Friends,

We are journeying toward Holy Week and true manifestation of the beauty of spring!  Easter, Earth Day…and GA are approaching.  PEC has invitational reminders:
  • We are happy to be gearing up for our presence at GA. We are supporting a number of important eco-justice overtures which will be sent to committee for review.  Please pray and work pro-actively with your presbytery commissioners to advocate for these important overtures.  They include the divestment from fossil fuels overture, as well as food sovereignty, sustainable development, factory farming, coal export/transport, and others. Please follow PC-BIZ for updates and general information!
  • If you are attending GA, plan to visit our booth and sign up for our luncheon where we will hear from the Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith as well as view a recorded video made by Bill McKibben of especially for the PC(USA) and PEC.  Both will address divestment from fossil fuels.  (Food will be local and it will be a plant-based, whole foods menu.)
  • Advocacy is SO important in our work and every year,  PEC members have the opportunity to honor those who seek eco-justice.  During our luncheon we will honor the winners of our annual awards – the William Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for an individual and the Restoring Creation Award for a group, whose work for Creation has been praiseworthy and creative.  We encourage you to nominate award winners.  Follow this link and plan to complete your nomination, by May 1.
I also want to remind you about the importance of supporting the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Offering. Financial donations to OGHS fund almost the entire budget of the Presbyterian Hunger Program including Environmental Ministries that partners with us and has supported us in the past.  Currently, however, funding for OGHS is declining.   Please encourage your congregations to share generously...not only these next two Sundays, but to go on-line and donate at any time of the year.
May the blessings of the seasons of Lent, Easter, and Springtime be with you,

Diane Waddell
Moderator, Presbyterians for Earth Care

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