by Jim Antal
Dear colleagues and all who love the earth:
After the hottest first 8 months of any year on record, I wanted to alert you to several opportunities for learning, engagement and witness:
MACUCC wants your sermons on environment and climate! We are creating a repository / resource that I believe will be helpful for those seeking ideas and approaches for preaching on this crucial challenge. Have a look at: http://www.macucc.org/emj/environmentalsermons.htm and email your sermons to: SordilloW@macucc.org
Read Bill McKibben’s new book Eaarth and listen to the sermon Bill preached at Hancock UCC (Lexington) on 8/29/2010, posted on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDw-SNK-ahU
Watch McKibben’s terrifically engaging discussion with David Letterman that took place on 8/31/2010: http://www.350.org/letterman
Join a rally Tuesday 9/7 at 6pm at Old South Church urging President Obama to "Put Solar Panels Back On the White House." McKibben and others will speak and a new documentary will be shown. See the solar panel President Jimmy Carter put on the White House in 1979, only to be ripped down by his successor. More info here: http://putsolaron.it/road-trip/ This will be both fun and informative.
PLAN A WORK-DAY EVENT & PARTY IN YOUR CHURCH OR TOWN FOR OCTOBER 10, 2010 – 10-10-10:
1,600 events are already planned in 135+ countries and 47 states. Become part of this world-wide event by registering your church or town and planning an event. Ideas and more information: http://www.350.org/invitation This is a great opportunity for congregations to work with their communities to build resilience for the future.
Save the dates: May 6-7, 2011 – New England UCC Environmental and Climate Activists will gather at Silver Lake Conference Center (Sharon, CT) for an inspirational, idea-packed time together.
Thanks for continuing to find ways that we, in the Mass Conference, can live into the commitment we made in October 2009 when we passed our Climate Resolution! http://www.macucc.org/210AM/climate-change-resolution.pdf
The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal
Minister and President
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