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September 2018

Legislative All-Star Softball Game Takes Swing at Hunger

September 24
City Island Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States + Google Map

  Help us HIT A HOME RUN AGAINST HUNGER on Monday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. at FNB Field on Harrisburg’s City Island. After a three-year hiatus, the Yinz (West) team is gunning for a “three-peat” victory over the Youse (East) team the third Capitol All-Stars Softball game. Captained by the four Pennsylvania legislative leaders – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, and Democratic House Leader Frank Dermody –…

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Rally for Safe Harbor for Child Trafficking Victims

September 25
The Pennsylvania State Capitol, N. 3rd & State St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join advocates on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from across the state in Harrisburg to advocate for the passing of SB 554 "Safe Harbor". A press conference is scheduled in the dome at 10 a.m. Several congressional leaders are scheduled to speak, in addition to Safe Harbor advocates. Thank you visits to state representatives supporting the bill and visits to those on the other side will be scheduled. The bill is currently waiting to be voted on by the Pennsylvania House…

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Join Faith Leaders for the ENERGY STAR Pennsylvania Stewardship Tour

September 25 - September 27

Virtually every faith tradition teaches stewardship: Out of gratitude and appreciation for what we have been given, we are taught to make wise use of gifts and assets such as financial and natural resources, the time and talents of congregation members, and the house of worship, itself, in ways that are responsible and accountable. • However, like most U.S. commercial buildings, the typical worship facility wastes about 30 percent of the energy for which its congregants pay. No-cost efficiency actions…

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Called to Be a Public Church: Register to Vote & Obtain Absentee Ballots

September 25

We are called to be a Public Church; connecting our faith to our involvement in government. How are we called to civic engagement through participation in the electoral process? Voting is one of the most important ways Americans can be involved in our representative democracy. Through the simple act of casting an informed vote, we have the opportunity and responsibility to help make decisions that will affect our lives and the lives of our families for the next two to…

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Learn. Pray. Act. On Behalf of Migrant Children – National Call-In Day

September 26

The detention of migrant children has risen to its highest levels ever, and Congress is debating pouring billions more dollars into the practice and allowing indefinite detention for children and families. Join the national call-in day on ​Wednesday, September 26​, ​to call on Congress to protect families and stop fueling unjust detention, deportation, and border policies. While the national crisis of family separation and harmful immigration enforcement persists, Congress has an important role to play. Right now, Congress is determining…

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Lower Susquehanna Synod Schedules Hearing on Draft of Social Statement on Women and Justice

September 29
Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane
York, PA 17404 United States
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The Lower Susquehanna Synod invites you to participate in a synodical hearing on the draft of the ELCA Social Statement on Women and Justice. This is a critical step in the development of the ELCA social statement on women and justice. The hearing provides everyone with an opportunity to share comments and hear others feedback on the text of the draft statement. • WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.) • WHERE:…

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Resiliency Retreat at Bear Creek Camp

September 29
Bear Creek Camp, 3601 Bear Creek Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 United States
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Northeast Pennsylvania Synod's Creation Care Task Force and Bear Creek Camp are hosting a Resiliency Retreat on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "The event is simply a day in the outdoors focusing on loving the outdoors, and the connections between resiliency, disaster preparedness, climate change adaptation and our role as the church," said Julia Menzo, Director of Community Outreach for Liberty Lutheran/Lutheran Congregational Services. The event is open to people from all synods. Events include: Hikes…

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Healing Communities Training For Clergy and Congregations

September 29
St. Paul Episcopal Church, 248 Seneca St., Harrisburg, PA 17110, 248 Seneca St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
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The Healing Communities model equips congregations to become a “Station of Hope” by providing training and support in building relationships of healing, redemption, and reconciliation with individuals and families impacted by the criminal justice system. Congregations are encouraged to send a group of at least three leaders/active members in order to effectively implement the model in their setting. Upcoming Training: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:30am-2:00pm St. Paul Episcopal Church, 248 Seneca St., Harrisburg, PA 17110 Organized by Healing Communities of…

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Vigil for Migrant Families Detained at Berks

September 30
Berks County Residential Center, 1040 Berks Rd
Leesport, PA 19533 United States
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You can show your support for migrant children and families being detained in Berks County at a vigil from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday, September 30,  at the Berks County Residential Center, 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA 19533.  Parking is across the street from the center. Vigils are being held monthly to show those detained inside that they are not forgotten.  For more information or to volunteer to lead one of the vigils, contact John Michael Cotignola-Pickens, Advocacy Programs Coordinator at the Pa. Council of Churches. Learn more…

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October 2018

Webinar: Working with Statewide Youth Advisory Boards to Engage Youth in Program Planning

October 5

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has made serving youth experiencing Homelessness an organizational priority. Join this webinar to learn about how the Youth Advisory Board of Pennsylvania serves as a resource for community service providers in connecting youth and community organizations. The webinar will address current working partnerships between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board and Valley Youth House as well as hear from youth who are working with both of these organizations to influence program planning. Presenters:…

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