04-18-2016 Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Saturdays in April -Baltimore City's Office of Sustainability will be hosting a new project at Baltimore Community ToolBank called The Neighborhood Grow Center.  The Department of Public Works is a partner, as well as several local environmental non-profits. The Neighborhood Grow Center is a pilot to test out the viability of having a greening resource hub in the city. Every weekend in April, visitors to the Grow Center will be able to take free workshops in greening skills, get free plants and other materials on give-away days, and purchase soil products and reclaimed building materials, in addition to all the the ToolBank’s regular, awesome programming. See FLYER for details. 
  • April 22 - Earth Day - How will you celebrate? (You can also celebrate with your congregation the weekend before or after!)
  • April 22 - What's the Economy For, Anyway? Environmental Justice Ministry Movie Night. More information HERE.
  • April 22-23 - Eastern Shore Interfaith Gathering for Earth Day - Rev. Mary Gaut will be the keynote speaker at the Friday night dinner, and Saturday morning will offer workshops, resources, and networking. More details and to RSVP, click here.
  • April 24 - Creation Sunday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation lifting up John Muir (naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States) as a saint in the Episcopal tradition. 4 E University Pkwy, Baltimore, MD 21218
  • April 24 - Earth Water Faith Festival - Annapolis Town Centre, 2-4:30, hosted by the Chesapeake Interfaith Environmental Group-thanks to volunteers Peter Cooper and Richard Albright for staffing our table.
  • April 24 - Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia - Bonnie will be speaking during the 9 am and 11 am services. Come join us!
  • April 30Montgomery County Greenfest - 11 am-4 pm Takoma Park Community Center  - 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park - Short walk from Takoma Metro, or catch the free shuttle from the station. More information HERE.
  • April 30 - Spring Retreat "Let Creation Call Us More Deeply to God" - Fr. John Rausch, Pax Christi, at the Little Friends for Peace Oasis, Accokeek, MD, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (Mass at 4:30)  An Interpretation of the Ecological Education and Spirituality of Laudato Si. Fr. John Rausch, G.H.M.,JSR , Teacher of Peace, coordinates a Ministry of Appalachian Justice Education on environmental degradation and Catholic social teaching. For more information or to to register go here.
  • April 30 –  St. Vincent De Paul Church 120 N Front St, Baltimore, MD 21202- conducts a workshop designed to empower people around the issues raised by Pope Francis in Laudato Si. Explore our emotional and intellectual reactions to the encyclical and consider ways to respond to both the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor. Continental breakfast will be served starting at 9 AM in St. V’s classrooms. The program runs from 9:30 AM to noon. Advance registration is appreciated but not required; contact the parish office at parishoffice@stvchurch.org to register.  More Info or RSVP Here
  • May 9 - St. Vincent De Paul Church 120 N Front St, Baltimore, MD 21202 parishioner and Loyola faculty member Dan Castillo presents The Gardener and the City-Builder: Exploring Pope Francis’ Vision of the Human Person. Dr. Castillo teaches courses in liberation theology and environmental ethics at Loyola University Maryland, where he is an Assistant Professor of Theology and a Peace and Justice Fellow. Potluck dinner begins at 6:30 PM, and lecture at 7 PM. More Info or RSVP Here 
  • May 10 - Free Grant-Writing for Faith Based Organizations - Hosted by the Governor's Office - come learn about opportunities and learn new tricks. Chesapeake College, Eastern Shore. More details and to RSVP click here.  

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