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  • signed up on Recruiting Green Team Members 2020-01-02 15:51:20 -0500

    Recruiting Green Team Members

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    To access the Green Team Recruitment resources, please complete the form below.  Once you click submit, you  will gain access to the webpage full of ideas to support you finding more green team members!

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  • Faithful Green Leaders Training - Gaithersburg

    IPC_Web_Banner_300ppi_2-2020_update.jpgWe heard you. You need strong green teams at your congregations. We’re here to help!

    RSVP below for this training where you will learn how to:

    - Establish and grow a green team at your congregation

    - Develop exciting environmental education programs to engage your congregation

    - Develop an action plan for your Green Team

    - Enhance your communication skills to help spread the word

    Download our flyer HEREQuestions? Call us at 410-609-6852

    All attendees must come with at least 2 other people from their congregation, because there is no such thing as "a team of 1." If you need help building your green team, please contact greenteams@interfaithchesapeake.org for some support and guidance. 

    WHEN
    April 25, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    TBD
    Gaithersburg, MD
    United States
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  • rsvped for Faithful Green Leaders Training - MoCo 2020-01-16 13:15:07 -0500

    Faithful Green Leaders Training - Montgomery County, MD

    IPC_Web_Banner_102919.jpgWe heard you. You need strong green teams at your congregations. We’re here to help!

    RSVP below for this training where you will learn how to:

    - Establish and grow a green team at your congregation

    - Develop exciting environmental education programs to engage your congregation

    - Develop an action plan for your Green Team

    - Enhance your communication skills to help spread the word

    Download our flyer HEREQuestions? Call us at 410-609-6852

    All attendees must come with at least 2 other people from their congregation, because there is no such thing as "a team of 1." If you need help building your green team, please contact greenteams@interfaithchesapeake.org for some support and guidance. 

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    WHEN
    March 29, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
    7727 Persimmon Tree Ln
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    United States
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  • donated 2019-12-03 09:48:29 -0500

  • published EJCaucusLetter in Advocacy 2020-01-09 15:01:01 -0500

    Environmental Justice: IPC on Capitol Hill

    Jodi___Mariah_EJ_Caucus.jpgLast week our Executive Director, Jodi Rose, and Choose Clean Water Coalition staff, Mariah Davis and Peter Marx, visited Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen's offices.  They were on Capitol Hill to deliver the signatures from all of you who have urged the Senators to join the newly formed Environmental Justice caucus. The caucus aims to cultivate Senate leadership and appropriate legislation to advance Environmental Justice, and was formed by Senators Booker, Duckworth, and Carper.  THANK YOU to the 160 people who signed on.  We received signatures from folks in Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Virginia! We personally visited offices of Maryland Senators, and have mailed letters with lists of signatories to the other respective Senators whose constituents signed the letter.

    On Thursday September 12th we heard from Sen. Van Hollen's office that he is joining the caucus! It was very important that we highlighted this issue because neither Senator had the Environmental Justice Caucus on their radar screen. Their staff were very grateful that we brought this to their attention and commented on how important it is that constituents request that they join caucuses, since such requests elevate the importance of the caucus to the Senators. We also dropped off materials about the Moral Argument for Environmental Justice (and in Spanish) and invited them both to attend the Environmental Justice "Toxic Tour" with Glenn Ross in October. Your collective voice really made a difference - way to go! 

    Shortly after the meeting, Peter Marx met with Senator Cory Booker and mentioned IPC's work to gather signatures and present them to the Senators in an effort to show support for and help form the Environmental Justice Caucus. Senator Booker's office was excited to learn of IPC's efforts, asked to see all of the materials we prepared, and commended IPC's effort to fight for fight for justice and equity in the Chesapeake region. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition to magnify the voice of the faithful - it made a difference!


  • published Salisbury Green Fest 2019-blessing of river in Programs 2019-06-03 22:16:35 -0400

    Salisbury Blessing of the Wicomico River

    Faith Community Comes Together To Open Salisbury's 1st Ever GreenFest!

    There is a saying that God smiles when congregations work together.  If that is the case, God must have been beaming as the City of Salisbury, MD opened their 1st ever Green Fest celebration with a blessing on Saturday, May 18th.

    Representatives from local Native American, Muslim, Christian, and Unitarian Universalist communities all came together to offer a shared giving of thanks for the many gifts the river has bestowed upon the town and to bless the river as the community works to restore its health.  Following the blessing, members of the local Accohannock Native American tribe performed a smoke smudge ceremony and invited the public to participate.  Well over 50 people took part!  

    Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake was honored to play a role in helping to organize the event in partnership with the Wicomico Interfaith Partners for Creation Stewardship and Wicomico Environmental Trust.   IPC will be working with these partners to bring more events to the Salisbury area as the One Water Partnership expands into the region.


  • published Save the Date - Cabin John Creek Workshop in Programs 2018-08-02 16:37:27 -0400

    Save the Date - Cabin John Creek Workshop

    St._James_Episcopal_Rain_Garden.jpgWorkshop for houses of worship in the Cabin John Creek Watershed.

    October 21, 2018, 3:00PM to 5:00PM

    Beth Sholom Congregation

    11825 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854

     

    IPC is partnering with Friends of Cabin John Creek to offer a workshop to help congregations within the watershed explore the concept of a green ministry, start a program, or expand on­going efforts. This workshop will give people of all faiths the opportunity to learn about the different ways their faith tradition encourages them.

    We will encourage  houses of worship to install stormwater management practices on their property, and recommend that their community members reduce polluted stormwater runoff at their homes.

    Questions? contact Tina Rouse at tina@cabinjohncreek.org.

    Download the flyer HERE


  • published Vacation Bible School/Sunday School in Programs 2018-02-02 13:43:02 -0500

    Vacation Bible School

    God's Water Heroes, Splash Into Living Waters

    FREE Vacation Bible School or Sunday School Training & Curriculum 

    Water is God’s blessing, essential for all life! 

    We celebrate the accomplishments of the dedicated teacher volunteers who trained, organized and lovingly delivered the "God's Water Heroes" VBS program this year!

    One of those leaders was Fannie DeCator who, along with Myra Smith, attended IPC's teacher training and boat tour of the Baltimore Harbor.  They coordinated the VBS program at Transforming Life Church of God where 15 volunteers led over 30 children to learn about water in the Bible, their local watershed, and how to be good caretakers of these local waters.  Following their experience of the VBS summer program, the children expressed their commitment to becoming "God's Water Heroes" by taking up a weekly collection of their coins in a jar "to help the Chesapeake Bay." What a wonderful outcome of their learning, putting their faith into action!  We are reminded of the story from Luke 21:1-4 in which the widow whose two small coins seemed insignificant, but who gave out of her generosityof heart.
    (upper photo: VBS mural at Knox Presbyterian Church)
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    The curriculum, entitled God's Water Heroes, Splash Into Living Waters, offers interactive games, activities, and learning for elementary through middle school students. The modules are: 1) Water at the Beginning of Creation; 2) Water is Life; 3) Trees for Life; 4) Loving Our Neighbor: Caring for Water; and 5) God’s “still small voice” in nature  (1 Kings 19:11-13). 

    This unique and exciting program enriches not only the children and youth of your congregation, but your adults and families as well. We hope to help deepen their appreciation and enjoyment of the precious waters that God has provided for all of us, and instill a sense of commitment to care for present and future generations through our watershed’s well being.

    The program can be offered in a variety of ways:

    -A half or full day camp with field trips in the afternoon to local Nature Centers, Parks or waterways (e.g. Baltimore Harbor &   Mr. Trash Wheel, Masonville Cove, Anacostia River, Jug Bay Nature Center, Accokeek Foundation).
    -An evening intergenerational program beginning with dinner and praise service.
    -A weekly Bible Study on weekday evening or Sunday morning.

    (photo left: VBS at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church)

     

    We recognize the dedication of teachers, volunteers and youth learning about how to care for God's Sacred Waters at these faith communities in:

    Baltimore

    • Church of the Holy Nativity Episcopal
    • Freedom Temple AME Zion
    • Knox Presbyterian
    • Memorial Episcopal
    • Mt. Lebanon Baptist
    • New Waverly UMC
    • Pleasant Hope Baptist
    • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic
    • Transforming Life

    Charles County

    • Mt. Sinai AME Church

    Prince George's County

    • All Saints Lutheran
    • Cheverly UMC
    • Cresthill Baptist
    • Ebenezer UMC
    • Fort Washington Baptist Church
    • Jerusalem AME Church
    • Mt. Ennon Baptist Church
    • Ritchie Baptist Church
    • Union Bethel AME
    • Walker Mill Baptist Church

    For more information contact Bonnie Sorak at Bonnie@InterfaithChesapeake.org