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March 2019

Civil Conversations Facilitator Training

March 29
Interfaith Philadelphia, 100 West Oxford Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Interfaith Philadelphia has launched A Year of Civil Conversations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Engaging over 50 organizations, including the ELCA Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, they will offer multiple opportunities to learn how to "speak together differently in order to live together differently.” In the coming months, Interfaith Philadelphia will offer a number of half-day facilitator trainings that will give participants the skills to organize Civil Conversations in their congregations, workplaces, and communities. These sessions offer community leaders and "bridge people"…

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Summer Food Program Best Practices Summit – Central PA

March 29
PaTTAN Building, 6340 Flank Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112 United States
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Summer can be a time of hunger for kids in Pennsylvania, but we can help ensure that all kids have access to healthy meals. Summer food program summits improve the accessibility of child nutrition when school is out for the summer. Join the Pennsylvania Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Task Force at a summit in Central Pennsylvania sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank on Friday, March 29, 2019. The event is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

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How are you Celebrating Earth Hour?

March 30

Earth Hour is a worldwide event, uniting people as they join to turn off the electricity and go dark for 1 hour, local time on a Saturday in late March. This year Earth Hour is Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. local time. Celebrate with your friends, your neighborhood, or your congregation, and choose what you are hungry for… from reflective to (a little) raucous. Are evenings not so good for you? No problem! It’s a worldwide…

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April 2019

Troubling the Waters for the Healing of the World – Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice

April 5 - April 8

Registration for the 2019 Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice Annual Conference is open.  Join Christian clergy and laypersons from across the country and around the world, Friday, April 5 - Monday, April 8 in Washington, D.C.,  as they gather for ecumenical worship, educational and training workshops, advocate on Capitol Hill and stand together in public witness. In 2019, the gathering occurs at a time in which people of faith and conscience are again called to stand in the…

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Celebrate Faith Climate Action Week

April 5

Faith Climate Action Week  (previously know as the Preach-In on Global Warming) is scheduled for April 5 - 14, 2019. During these ten days in April during Earth Month everyone is asked to focus on how you can take action to protect our climate. You are invited to find joy and rejuvenation in the natural world and reconnect to why you love and protect our planet. Folks are encouraged to extend earlier or later as you wish, particularly by creating…

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Summer Food Program Best Practices Summit – Western PA

April 5
Laurie Ann West Community Center, 1220 Powers Run Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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Summer can be a time of hunger for kids in Pennsylvania, but we can help ensure that all kids have access to healthy meals. Summer food program summits improve the accessibility of child nutrition when school is out for the summer. Join the Pennsylvania Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Task Force at a summit in Western Pennsylvania sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Friday, April 5, 2019. The event is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 3…

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Healing Communities Training For Clergy and Congregations

April 13
New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 East Third St.
Williamsport, PA 17110 United States
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The Healing Communities Training focuses on the restoration and healing for people affected by crime and the criminal justice system. Healing Communities are needed as one in 104 American adults are currently incarcerated and one in 33 are under criminal justice system control. The odds are EVERY congregation has members affected by crime and the criminal justice system, whether as crime victims, offenders, or families. The Healing Communities model equips congregations to become a “Station of Hope” by providing training…

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Resources Available for Earth Day 2019

April 21

Each year, Creation Justice Ministries offers Christian education materials to equip faith communities to protect, restore, and more rightly share God's creation. This year, Earth Day Sunday and Easter fall on the same day so faith communities are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day when it makes sense for their particular community. The 2019 theme is "Next Generation Rising" and focuses on children and youth leading the way for creation justice. The resource will feature stories such as that of the…

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May 2019

Endangered Species Day – May 17

May 17

First approved by the U.S. Senate in 2006, the purpose of Endangered Species Day is to expand awareness of the importance of protecting endangered species, to promote habitat conservation, to share success stories of species recovery, and to highlight the everyday actions people can take. On May 17 and throughout May, churches, conservation organizations, schools, zoos and aquariums, parks, wildlife refuges, botanic gardens, and other groups throughout the country will participate in events and activities to celebrate this national day…

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Advocacy Days — Set a Welcome Table!

May 19 - May 20

Bring Your Faith to the Table -- On May 19 and 20, join people of faith from around Pennsylvania for inspiration, education and participation -- in worship, service, learning and advocacy. We will focus on setting bigger, more welcoming, tables in our lives, our congregations, our communities and our Commonwealth.  Bring a friend -- or a team! MONDAY, MAY 20 -- LAMPa's traditional Lutheran Day of Advocacy -- Set a Welcome Table! is part of a two-day event designed to…

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