Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Seedlings are planted for PEC's 2019 Conference

Planting Seeds of Strength,
Durability and Hope

On the farm at Stony Point Center, the seedlings are in the ground. PEC is looking forward to the delicious food they will produce right around the time that we gather there for our 2019 National Conference, “Peace for the Earth: from the Bible to the Front Lines," August 6-9.Even as the news about climate change may have us despairing, signs of resilient life are all around us. 

Our time in August will plant seeds of strength, durability, and hope as we – together – face life in a harsher climate. An incredible group of workshops is planned to equip you, as people of faith, with the spiritual and organizational tools to effect real change for the good of this planet and all who dwell on it. Take a look at the full listing of workshops in the conference program

Our dynamic plenary worship leaders will include Rev. Dr. William Brown of Columbia Theological Seminary, Rev. Dr. Jill Crainshaw of Wake Forest School of Divinity, and Sacred Jazz musician, Minister Warren B. Cooper. A plenary session on Wednesday night led by Dr. Susan Clayton of the College of Wooster will explore the psychological impacts of climate change and challenge us to create strong communities of care, especially where severe weather threatens. There will be ample opportunity for you to engage with one another, to connect and imagine together about eco-justice where you live. We especially look forward to conversations at Thursday evening’s Global Warming CafĂ©, hosted by Phoebe Morad of Lutherans Restoring Creation.

Conference participants can sign up for early morning hands-in-dirt time on the Stony Point Center farm or kayak and canoe paddling in one of the beautiful lakes of Harriman State Park. Thursday afternoon activities and free time will offer more time to get out into this incredible part of God’s creation.

Did we convince you yet that you need to be present with us in August? We would love to have you! Please register now to reserve your spot at this August’s gathering at We will stay in touch with you in the next couple of months with updates about conference activities and highlights to look forward to during our time together. 

Spring blessings, 
PEC Conference Planning Team

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