Resurrection People Marching For God's Creation

Resurrection People Marching For God's Creation

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A joint message from Jim Antal, Massachusetts Conference Minister & President, and Pam Arifian, Director of the Northeast Regional Environmental Justice Center of the United Church of Christ:


Creation is at a turning point.  We are headed toward a climate unseen in 50 million years.   
 
Realizing this, what if the church were to begin to act like the earth was the Lord's? (Psalm 24)
 
One thing is for sure: WE WOULD MARCH with thousands of others to demand immediate action.
 
This Saturday – April 29 – join a march in New England or join us and hundreds of thousands of others in Washington DC:

NEW ENGLAND:
PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH IN WASHINGTON, DC
  • The UCC is an official co-sponsor of the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC.  Click to register with the UCC. Buses will be leaving from several points in Connecticut; and information on ride sharing and public transportation can be found here.
  • Saturday At 10 AM, come to Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol St NE  Washington, DC [Union Station Metro]. Hear Jim Antal and others at this opening worship service.
  • Saturday At 11 AM, Lineup with Keepers of the Faith on 3rd St NW between Madison Dr NW and Jefferson Dr SW near the Capitol.  peoplesclimate.org/lineup/
 
SUNDAY IN WASHINGTON DC
  • Come hear Jim Antal who will be preaching at Rock Spring UCC at the 9 AM and 11 AM services: 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Virginia
 
LOOKING AHEAD – PLEASE SHARE THESE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES WITH YOUR CONGREGATION:
 
May 6-7: Climate Justice Simulation sponsored by Massachusetts Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action (MAICCA): Saturday May 6, 8:00 to 9:30 PM - Interfaith service and pre-program; Sunday, May 7, 2:00 to 6:00 PM – Climate Justice Simulation.  For more information about organizing a delegation from your faith community, email: interfaithclimatecoalition@gmail.com
 
June 11, 2:00 PM: Prayers for the Planet  A festive, spirited, interfaith outdoor service at Congregation B’nai Israel 263 Prospect St., Northampton, MA
 
June 2017: “River of Life – CT River Pilgrimage”    http://kairosearth.org/river/
 
Please share: Climate change was identified as the top issue the UCC as a church needs to focus on going forward based on two surveys (with 4,000 responding) that was reviewed at the March 2017 National UCC Board of Directors meeting.
 
 

Authors

Jim Antal
Jim Antal

Jim Antal is a denominational leader, activist and public theologian.  He led the 360 churches of the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ from 2006 to his retirement in 2018.  An environmental activist from the first Earth Day in 1970, ...

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Pam Arifian

As Director of the Northeast Regional Environmental Justice Center at Silver Lake, Pam Arifian is responsible for improving Silver Lake's environmental footprint, creating educational opportunities, and to serve as a resource, collaborator, and ...

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