August Eco-Notes E-Newsletter

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Join a webinar on Earth Care Congregations and Energy Star

EarthCareSeal PC(USA) Congregations that are interested in working on earth care are invited to participate in a webinar from PC(USA) Environmental Ministries and ENERGY STAR for Congregations called “Earth Care Congregations and How ENERGY STAR Can Help” on Wednesday, October 6 from 3-4 p.m. Eastern. Earth Care Congregationsis a new program that encourages churches to care for God’s earth and honors churches that have committed to this important mission. The webinar will explain how churches can become an Earth Care Congregation and how ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager can be used to help churches become more energy efficient.

Sign up for the webinar

Learn more about Earth Care Congregations

Please email Katie Holmes with questions.

 Seeking God’s Grace for the Gulf

The National Council of Churches and its 36 member communions believe that prayer, reflection and healing are part of the long-term recovery that is vital for the Gulf. To begin this process, the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program is hosting a national event “Seeking God’s Grace for the Gulf: A Day of Worship, Reflection and Healing” on Sunday, October 3 and invites you and your congregation to join them by hosting a worship service, candle light vigil or other event that lifts up the needs of those in the Gulf.

Find worship materials, a bulletin insert, educational resources and a step-by-step guide for planning and hosting a candle light vigil for you and your congregation to use on October 3 on the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice website.

Please let Katie Holmes know if your congregation will be participating.

 Come to the Presbyterians for Earth Care 2011 Conference

Presbyterians for Earth Care (formerly Presbyterians for Restoring Creation), an Eco-JusticePec logo  Network, will hold its biennial conference on August 31 – September 3, 2011 at Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado.  The theme of the conference will be “God's Earth: Too Big to Fail? a Conversation between Faith, Science and Culture.”  The conference will be a great time to connect with other Presbyterians who are working as stewards of God's earth.  Participants will take part in education, fellowship, and worship. More information will be available on Presbyterians for Earth Care's website.

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