Thursday, November 17, 2016

Moving forward with energy and prayerfulness

Dear PEC Members and Friends,

The election is over, leadership has changed, and your support of PEC is more important than ever. As we face increased challenges in upholding God’s creation, PEC is renewing its commitment to hold our local, state and national leaders accountable. We invite you to join us as we move forward with enhanced energy and prayerfulness, keeping the faith and holding forth our vision to care for and heal Earth.

Your end of the year donation will help us continue the work we have been engaged in and efforts we have supported:
  • PEC members and leaders are standing with the Standing Rock Sioux to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 
  • We advocated for fossil fuel divestment and five other earth-protecting overtures at the 2016 General Assembly. 
  • The Eco-stewards Program brought young adults to Seattle in June to contemplate the intersection of environmental issues and the Christian faith.

For 2017, we are currently planning our national biennial conference, September 26 – 29, at Menucha Conference Center overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, near Portland Oregon. We will be listening to indigenous voices from the Columbia Watershed as we focus on eco-justice issues related to water and climate change. New Testament scholar Dr. Barbara Rossing will be the keynote speaker. A pre-conference Environmental Justice Immersion will offer a unique experience of learning from indigenous tribes most affected by environmental injustice, September 25– 26.

EARTH (Earth Advocacy, Reflection, Theology and Hope), our monthly e-newsletter, has a new EARTH-Keeper feature that highlights an individual or group excelling at caring for our common home. Our Advent and Lenten devotionals focus on a blend of eco-advocacy and spirituality and our 2016 Advent Devotional will arrive in your inbox soon. See how your donation can support PEC by taking a look at our new website where you can friend our Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter and visit our Blog.

Please support the eco-justice work of PEC in 2017 with a generous year-end online contribution so that we can continue to build a sacred trust for the future.

Yours in Earth Care,

Diane Waddell
PEC Moderator

P.S. You might also consider a gift contribution for Christmas or another special event.

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