Resurrection People Marching For God's Creation


Jim Antal

Pam Arifian

4/26/2017

A joint message from Jim Antal, Massachusetts Conference Minister & President, and Pam Arifian, Director of the Northeast Regional Environmental Justice Center of the United Church of Christ:


Creation is at a turning point.  We are headed toward a climate unseen in 50 million years.   
 
Realizing this, what if the church were to begin to act like the earth was the Lord's? (Psalm 24)
 
One thing is for sure: WE WOULD MARCH with thousands of others to demand immediate action.
 
This Saturday – April 29 – join a march in New England or join us and hundreds of thousands of others in Washington DC:

NEW ENGLAND:


PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH IN WASHINGTON, DC
  • The UCC is an official co-sponsor of the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC.  Click to register with the UCC. Buses will be leaving from several points in Connecticut; and information on ride sharing and public transportation can be found here.
  • Saturday At 10 AM, come to Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol St NE  Washington, DC [Union Station Metro]. Hear Jim Antal and others at this opening worship service.
  • Saturday At 11 AM, Lineup with Keepers of the Faith on 3rd St NW between Madison Dr NW and Jefferson Dr SW near the Capitol.  peoplesclimate.org/lineup/
 
SUNDAY IN WASHINGTON DC
  • Come hear Jim Antal who will be preaching at Rock Spring UCC at the 9 AM and 11 AM services: 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Virginia
 
LOOKING AHEAD – PLEASE SHARE THESE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES WITH YOUR CONGREGATION:
 
May 6-7: Climate Justice Simulation sponsored by Massachusetts Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action (MAICCA): Saturday May 6, 8:00 to 9:30 PM - Interfaith service and pre-program; Sunday, May 7, 2:00 to 6:00 PM – Climate Justice Simulation.  For more information about organizing a delegation from your faith community, email: interfaithclimatecoalition@gmail.com
 
June 11, 2:00 PM: Prayers for the Planet  A festive, spirited, interfaith outdoor service at Congregation B’nai Israel 263 Prospect St., Northampton, MA
 
June 2017: “River of Life – CT River Pilgrimage”    http://kairosearth.org/river/
 
Please share: Climate change was identified as the top issue the UCC as a church needs to focus on going forward based on two surveys (with 4,000 responding) that was reviewed at the March 2017 National UCC Board of Directors meeting.
 
 



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