Upcoming Events Calendar

  • Saturday, August 08, 2020 at 06:00 PM through August 12, 2020

    Faith in Action: Creation Care for Clean Water-Walking Tour

    Take a “go as you can” 3-mile loop self-guided walking tour in downtown Lancaster to witness how congregations have transformed their grounds by treating stormwater runoff and making their spaces more hospitable to birds and bees! See examples of creation care projects that your congregation might try to replicate. This even is co-sponsored by the Lancaster Interfaith Coalition as part of Lancaster Water Week. .

    The self-guided tour will be open for visitors dawn to dusk beginning August 8th and ending August 12th. C Begin tour by parking at Grace Lutheran Church, 517 North Queen Street, Lancaster. Other participating sites include: Moshav Derekh Shalom, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, The Wolf Museum, Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, and East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church.

    This event is free, but please RSVP with Lancaster Water Week by clicking here. Once you register for the walk, you'll receive a link to the "Audio Tour" and other information about each stop on the tour. 

    Please be stay safe when visiting the stops on the tour:

    • Wear masks whenever anyone outside your household is nearby
    • Stay 6 feet away from people outside your household
    • None of the congregations will be open and no docents will be onsite. You will not have access to bathrooms, so plan accordingly.
    • Pack water and snacks to stay hydrated on your walk!

    Afterwards, join us via Zoom for a Q&A to answer your questions about what you saw!
    Faith-in-Action Discussion - August 12th via Zoom (register for the Zoom discussion here)

    • Inspiring remarks from Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck, Associate Pastor of Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 
    • Interact with representatives from each of the stops on the tour
    • Get ideas and resources to help replicate these projects at your own congregaiton
    • More information here

     

     

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Faith in Action: Creation Care for Clean Water-Discussion

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    (Companion to Faith-In-Action Walking Tour)

    Join us and and our partners, Lancaster Interfaith Coalition and Lancaster Water Week, for a companion discussion to the Faith-in-Action Walking Tour and be inspired to replicate these projects at your congregation. Discussion will be via Zoom, so registration is required. Click here to register through Lancaster Water Week and receive Zoom meeting access. 

    • Inspiring remarks from Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck, Associate Pastor of Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 
    • Interact with representatives from each of the stops on the tour
    • Q&A about what you saw on the tour
    • Get ideas and resources to help replicate these projects at your own congregation
    • Learn how to become a certified "Sacred Grounds" through the National Wildlife Federation

     

    Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck lives in her childhood home in southern Lancaster County with her husband, Mark, and two teenage children. She serves as Associate Pastor at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, is Board President for the Pennsylvania Community Rights Network, is co-founder of Lancaster Against Pipelines, and works part-time for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Her passions lie in the healing of relationships for people and the natural world. She is committed to non-violence in all things.

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 7 rsvps

    Faithful Green Leaders Training - Virtual Session August 2020

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

     

    RSVP below for IPC's Online Faithful Green Leaders Training where you will learn:

    - How to establish and grow a green team at your congregation

    - About exciting environmental education programs to engage your congregation

    - How to develop an action plan for your Green Team

    - Ways to enhance your communication skills to help spread the word

    This 3-part online Faithful Green Leaders Training will be held from at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. via Zoom on:

    Section 1: Thursday, August 13th

    Section 2: Thursday, August 20th

    Section 3: Thursday, August 27th

    For more information, call us at 410-609-6852 or email OneWater@InterfaithChesapeake.org

    **All attendees are strongly encouraged to 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, go here to find some helpful resourcesParticipants unable to recruit 2 other members of their congregation to attend are still welcome, particularly for the Thursday, August 13th session but may find some content is difficult due to the group assignments included in the curriculum. 

    The below registration lists one date, but by signing up, you are saving your spot for all 3 dates. 

    Registration Limited to 150 individuals.

  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Webinar

    Watershed Eyes - Doing Unto Those Downstream in a Shared Watershed

    Developing Watershed Eyes - Doing Unto Those Downstream in a Watershed

    Learn about our common watershed - the Chesapeake Bay -
    and how our actions can care for the health of the waters and our communities. Please RSVP below for this Learning Lab focused on living in a shared watershed. 

    Care for the local waters is a way of caring for our neighbors. As poet-farmer expressed this "watershed golden rule" -
    Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.

    We'll hear from Green Leaders of two congregations who have taken action to care for their local waters. 

    Then we'll offer time for the Solution Circle, a time for you to share. Please bring your questions, ideas, challenges and successes!

    These webinars are designed to supplement the in-person Faithful Green Leaders Training, but everyone is welcome to participate.