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Baltimore Sun Article: Plastic "Fast" a Modern Take on Lent

Rev. Ryan Sirmons from the United Church of Christ in Annapolis and IPC's Jodi Rose featured in this Baltimore Sun Article.

 

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A Light In the Darkness

A light in the darkness.

Mother Theresa will be canonized next September and clearly she was a light in the darkness. Malala Yousafzai is a light in the darkness in her unending fight for the educational rights of girls. Here in Baltimore, Destiny Watford, the high schooler fighting the permit for a trash incinerator in her neighborhood, is a light in the darkness.

Ever since San Bernadino, the hateful rhetoric in our country has escalated. It can seem very dark these days. Regardless of your religion and whether you are celebrating Christmas this week or not, you crave a light in this darkness. 

But let me tell you...there is much light already piercing through this darkness.

  • 10,901 trees have been planted by Maryland congregations
  • 17 Anne Arundel County congregations are installing stormwater improvement projects with the help of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Watershed Stewards Academy . . . Read MORE 2015 IPC Highlights
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"All It Takes Is One Good Person to Restore Hope!"

Oppressing our Neighbors Less

What are You Thirsty for?

A Climate for Runoff

Churches and Stormwater

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IPC Seeks Administrative Assistant

Part-time, work-from-home position to assist IPC staff with a variety of tasks.  Interested?--here are more details 


 

Faith Leaders Support Bag Ban to Limit Trash

Read the full letter of support from the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council and see who signed it. Do you want to take ACTION and help others in your faith community learn about the issue and lend their voice? Check out our ACTION Steps and join us at the Bag Ban Rally on Tues. Feb. 9th at 9 AM. All the details HERE


Save Some "GREEN"

Baltimore congregations - have you applied for your stormwater utility fee reduction? If not, please visit our Blue Water Congregations page for instructions how to get this done.

Prince George's County congregations - you need to sign up for the Alternative Compliance Program by March 15th to put your fees on hold for the following year. Click here for more information!



Great Videos

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-Penn State University has assembled several great videos that explain some of the most complicated urban runoff problems, and what different community groups are doing about them.

 

St. Mary's Annapolis

St. Mary's Catholic Parish in Annapolis, Maryland was recently honored by the City of Annapolis in The Capital newspaper. They retrofitted a parking lot that drained polluted runoff into Spa Creek, and installed energy-efficient lighting systems in church buildings. By reposting the recent newspaper article posted in The Capital, we hope this inspires more congregations to see that anything is possible! Click here to read more about this exciting project. If you would like to speak to St. Mary's congregants about their efforts and learn from their experience, please contact jodi@interfaithchesapeake.org and she will put you in touch with them. Finally, this article from 2009 summarizes the project for which they were recently honored.

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring

Maryland Presbyterian Church

 

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