Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pray for PEC as GA Approaches!

Sisters and Brothers in Creation Care,

It's GA super countdown time!

If you are coming, PLEASE stop by the Exhibit Hall Booth 502 and check in with us!

If you are unable to come, we ask that you hold the overture advocates and commissioners in prayer as we seek to further social and environmental justice at the 221st GA.

Follow PC-Biz on the web including the Immigration and Environment and the Social Justice Committees as they discuss our overtures.  Please keep us in your prayers beginning on Monday and Tuesday, when overtures are presented, including those on Divestment from Fossil FuelsSustainable Development/Precautionary PrincipleCoal Export and Food Sovereignty.


Our PEC Luncheon will be held at Fort Street Presbyterian Church, where we will hear a brief video prepared for us by Bill McKibben of  Our keynote speaker will be Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith who will speak on divestment from fossil fuels.  We will also be wishing a happy fifth birthday to Earth Care Congregations and hearing about our annual award winners.


We welcome Fossil Free PCUSA to our booth and hope you will ask your commissioners to visit one of their representatives including Dan Terpstra and Wil Howie, who organized the movement. Abby Mohaupt and Susan Chamberlain from First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto (among 5 others) represent the church who initiated the overture.

PEC is hosting other special guests at our booth:

Saturday 2-4 PM  
  •      Curtis Karnes, EP of Yukon Presbytery, representing the Overture on the Precautionary Principle
Saturday 2-4PM
  •      Tiffany Immingan of Yukon  Presbytery, an indigenous youth representing the Alaska Community Team on Toxins, supporting the Overture on the Precautionary Principle
Sunday 3-5     
  •      Rebecca Barnes, Associate for Environmental Ministries
  •      Fletcher Harper, Director of GreenFaith
Wednesday afternoon    
  •      Rob Mark, pastor of Church of the Covenant in Boston and Eco-Stewards coordinator

There are several members of the PEC Steering Committee Attending GA this year who will be
at the booth as well: 
  •     Abby Mohaupt     At-Large Rep
  •     Fred Milligan        At-Large Rep
  •     Holly Hallman       Northwest Rep    
  •     Paul Henschen    Midwest Rep
  •     Sue Smith            Treasurer
  •     Jane Laping         Vice Moderator
  •     Diane Waddell     Moderator

Strength and wisdom to all of us in this amazing journey!

Diane Waddell, Moderator

Gracious God,   
Grant us courage, grace, wisdom, and strength during this General Assembly and in the days ahead.
Give us discernment as a body of Christ in seeking social and environmental justice now and through the years to come.  In deep gratitude we pray.  

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