Thursday, July 25, 2013

Get Ready for PEC's 2013 Conference!

Dear Friends,

As the October 16-19 date for PEC’s Annual Conference gets closer, there are two things you can do to get ready:
1. Register early and save $25 per person.
2. Make a nomination or two for PEC’s annual awards.

The early bird registration deadline for PEC’s Annual Conference “Ethical Earth Care: Keeping Creation Sacred” is August 15. If you register after that date but by September 30, registration will increase from $225 to $250 per person. After September 30, registration is $275 – if there are any places left!

At the conference, PEC will present two awards: the William Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award and the Restoring Creation Award. If you are a member of PEC, you are invited to nominate awardees. Individuals whose faith-based work for the environment deserves recognition receive the William Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award. Faith-based organizations including congregations, governing bodies, ecumenical agencies, and Presbyterian-related entities receive the Restoring Creation Award for environmental work that is particularly praise-worthy. We generally look for award nominees within the Presbytery or general region where the conference is held. This year’s conference is in Little Rock, AR.

If you are not a member of PEC you can join today. Then go to the nomination form and fill it out with your favorite awardee. The nomination deadline is September 1.

Don’t forget to register for the Conference by the early bird deadline of August 15.

Caring for God’s Creation,
Jane Laping
PEC Vice Moderator

Holy One,
You are always inviting us to come closer, listen more deeply and make joyful noise. You gift us with your assurance that where two or more of us gather you will be present.  Thank you for gathering us together to confer, to grow and to strengthen our commitment to your good earth.