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Tri-State Creation Care – Annual TSCC Conference
February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2019 Tri-State Creation Care Conference
“Creating a New Future”
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9 am to noon (registration begins at 8:30 am)
at Aldersgate United Methodist Church
For humanity to avoid a bleak and tragic future, we have to act now to create a future that preserves life as we know it. Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, in his keynote address will encourage us to take bold action through involvement and by our example. He will also lead a breakout session on how we as individuals and faith communities can get engaged in the environmental movement and take a leadership role. Following the keynote, brief messages of hope will be offered by religious leaders of our faith traditions. Concluding the event will be breakout sessions that besides Fr. Harper include; Charlie Stocker, “The Garden Guy”, offering gardening tips; Tom Bogenschutz on planting wildflower sanctuaries, and members of Southern Indiana Renewable Energy Network (SIREN) speaking on solar installation in the home and church. The event begins at 9 am and lasts to noon with registration beginning at 8:30.
It is open to the public there is no cost, but a free will offering is gladly accepted.
Fr. Fletcher Harper
Fletcher Harper, an Episcopal priest, is Executive Director of GreenFaith, an international interfaith environmental organization. An award-winning spiritual writer and widely-recognized preacher on the environment, he has developed a range of innovative programs to make GreenFaith a global leader in the religious-environmental movement. Fr. Harper coordinated the 2015 OurVoices campaign, which mobilized religious support globally for COP 21, led organizing of faith communities for the People’s Climate Marches in 2014 and 2017, and helps lead the faith-based fossil fuel divestment movement. Fletcher is the author of GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Protect the Earth (Abingdon Press, March 2015).
Hope from Our Faith Traditions
A panel of faith leaders will each offer us a brief spiritual reflection on the power of hope from their respective faith tradition.
Living the Change – A Global, Multi-Faith Sustainable Living Initiative
Rev. Harper will build on his keynote talk and address how our lifestyle can make an impact and how faith congregations can get engaged.
Solar Energy for Home and Church
Cliff Burk and Pete Lenzen from Solar Indiana Renewable Energy (SIREN) will present on the possibilities of installing a solar system at home and church.
“Hey Garden Guy”
Charles Stocker “The Garden Guy” will speak on the pros and cons of straw bale gardening and offer participants pointers on raised bed gardening.
Planting a Wildflower Sanctuary and the Wildflower movement
Tom Bogenschutz will present on planting a wildflower plot and getting engaged with the faith environmental movement.
Vendors and Displays: Present also will be a variety of vendors associated with earth care and displays of affiliate organizations promoting earth care that reflect their own unique mission.
Free and open to the public.
This event is offered as a service of Tri-State Creation Care. Facebook: tristateinterfaithcreationcare