Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PEC at GA!!

PC(USA) General Assembly this year will be June 30 through July 7 in Pittsburgh, PA.

PEC will be there!!!! We will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall and hope to see many of you there. (If anyone would like to help staff the booth, please let me - Diane Waddell - know!)

We will also have a presence in supporting the environmental justice related overtures. Currently there is an overture on supporting the EPA and one on supporting sustainable agriculture (both from Heartland Presbytery). If you know of others, please let me know. Also, if you are a commissioner, please let me know as well.

Our luncheon will be an event you will definitely want to add to your schedule. The speaker is The Rev. Randy Bush, pastor at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh. He submitted the winning sermon in the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance’s Food for Life Sermon Competition. The luncheon will be at the First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, July 5. At that time, we will hold our annual meeting and present out annual awards.

Individuals receive the William Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award. Rev. William Gibson – after whom the individual award was named – was a founding member of PEC, author and eco-justice advocate. Editor of the book ,“Eco-Justice-The Unfinished Journey,” William was a leading member of the Presbyterian Eco-Justice Task Force, Presbyterians for Restoring Creation, and the Eco-Justice Working Group of the National Council of Churches.

Congregations, governing bodies, ecumenical agencies, and Presbyterian-related entities receive Restoring Creation Awards. Both of these awards are given to individuals and groups whose work for the environment is particularly praise-worthy and creative. The congregational (etc.) is generally awarded to a group who is in the general area of the meeting.

Active PEC members are encouraged to nominate an individual or group! You may access the award nomination form here and on the PEC website. Not an active member yet? Don't let that stop you from making a nomination. Click here to join PEC today.

See you at GA!!!


P.S. Email to reach our Coordinator and she'll send me your messages.

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