Monday, April 26, 2021

Recommit to Earth Care on Earth Day

 Dear Friends of Presbyterians for Earth Care,

As we approach Earth Day next Thursday, April 22, we leave winter behind, and - we hope - the pandemic that has dominated every aspect of our lives for over a year. Signs of new hope in our world include a new administration and the appointment of persons of color to cabinet positions. We have arrived at this moment by working together. Now we ask you to renew your membership and support of our work precisely because we are indeed stronger together. If you are not yet a member of Presbyterians for Earth Care, you can add your voice to ours TODAY.

In the past year, PEC has:

  • strengthened existing partnerships and formed new ones, including with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
  • continued to join our voices with those of Fossil Free PC(USA) supporters in a call on the Board of Pensions to divest from fossil fuels.
  • worked to mitigate a changing climate by working with the Presbyterian Hunger Program to establish a tree fund so Presbyterians can offset carbon impacts resulting from our travel.
Your financial gifts in 2020 made it possible for: 
  • Jonathan Lee, a student at Yale Divinity School, to serve as PEC’s 2020-21 Programming and Learning Fellow. 
  • PEC’s inspirational Advent and Lenten devotional series, coordinated, edited and laid out by Jonathan Lee.
  • a virtual 25th anniversary celebration.
  • monthly Greening Your Presbytery Zoom meetings where attendees learn to have a greater impact on earth care in churches by working though their presbyteries.

Like many churches and organizations, Presbyterians for Earth Care engages with the intersectional issues of this time through an ongoing, intentional process of action and reflection. Our strength individually and organizationally is in our diversity. Each one of us is fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14). 
Please prayerfully renew your commitment as a member of PEC or consider becoming a member today.You may also print the form and mail a check to PEC Treasurer, 501 Valley Drive, Durham, NC 27704 by Earth Day, April 22. Thank you as always for your support of our ministry and mission.
Yours in caring for the Earth and for one another,
Dennis Testerman, PEC Moderator

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