Forming faithful stewards, caring for sacred waters

Join Success of One Water Partnership Jones Falls!

Join Our One Water Partners in Action - Climate in the Pulpits

Members from congregations in the Jones Falls One Water Partnership have planted 156 trees, had 7 energy audits, held 9 educational movie nights and 3 trash/stream clean ups and much, much more. Together they have beared witness to improvements that have been made in their watershed and understand why their help is still needed. Click HERE for details and to register to join us.

Over 30 congregations in the Jones Falls watershed in Baltimore City/County have committed to taking action to improve the health of their community. Join the 10 who participated in our partner Interfaith Power and Light's "Climate in the Pulpits" the weekend of Oct. 5-7th. Sign up HERE and to access more resources that are coming soon.

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New One Water Partnerships

forest-stream-path.jpgWe're helping build new partnerships in Frederick, Gaithersburg and Harford.

IPC is working to cultivate congregations with the goal of  equipping congregations with the tools and knowledge necessary to engage in restoration projects in each region. Check out each page to see the activities like Spiritual Nature Walks and Grant Writing Workshops. Gaithersburg Grant Writing Workshop is July 8th and Harford has Interfaith Nature Walks June 30 and July 8th.  For more details Click HERE.

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Letting Your Light Shine

All_Saints_Luteran_pollinator_garden.jpgIn the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. -- Matthew 5:16

This passage jumped into my mind the first time I visited All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie, Maryland. As I drove into their parking lot I was immediately struck by the number of trees planted and preserved on their grounds.  In addition, right at the entrance to the church, is an impressive pollinator garden. All around are signs that the congregation is aware of the need for God's people to be good stewards of the environment.

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A Light In the Darkness

"All It Takes Is One Good Person to Restore Hope!"

Oppressing our Neighbors Less

What are You Thirsty for?

A Climate for Runoff

Sacred Grounds Workshop

IMG_0250_(1).jpgWe invite you to join us to learn about how beautifying your congregation’s grounds can also reduce your environmental footprint. 

Sign up for a Sacred Grounds Workshop this spring. Come learn the simple steps that your congregation can take to help your local environment and improve the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Three participants will receive a $250 GIFT CARD to start their garden!

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Internship Opportunity: Calling the Young and Faithful

IPC is working with the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) to help reach young adults, ages 18-25, to apply to be Chesapeake Conservation Corps interns. These full-time paid internships will place applicants at host organizations that focus on improving the environment.

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A Birthday Gift to be Treasured

JugBayforJulie-2-3.jpgOn the evening of September 20th, the Jewish community will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the start of the year 5778 on the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah is both the beginning of a period of introspection culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as well as a celebration of the birth of the world. Inspired by that thought, some twenty members of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland recently undertook an eco-service mission at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary on the Patuxent River south of Annapolis. At a time when Jews reflect on the birth of the world -- this amazing gift from our Creator -- it is fitting to remember our time out on Jug Bay and the ecological wonder that it is.

 

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Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant, Baltimore

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Annapolis

Inspiration from St. Camillus Catholic Church

St. Mary's Annapolis

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

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ON AIR: IPC in the Media

Living Questions: Faith-Inspired Environmentalism. Listen HERE as IPC's Executive Director Jodi Rose, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Emmalee June Aman discuss the role faith plays in motivating environmental activists and what religious scriptures and faith leaders say about humankind's responsibility in caring for Creation. The discussion was originally aired June 7, 2017 on WYPR 88.1FM.

On March 29, 2017, Jodi appeared on The Green & Sexy Radio ShowListen to the conversation HERE.