First Presbyterian Church Lenten Series

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Wednesday at 5:30 PM until from March 12, 2014 until April 9, 2014

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne Street

Phone: 426-7421

Email: dgonzalez@firstpres-fw.org

Event Description

March 5, 2014 Updated Mar 5, 2014 at 8:49 AM EDT

FPC has scheduled an exciting Lenten series which begins March 12.

EARTH CARE

The First Presbyterian Church 2014 Lenten Series will feature a variety of speakers and be hosted by Dr. Michael Spath. The goal of the series is to inspire us to reclaim our spiritual connection with the sacred nature of our Earth Mother and to explore and become engaged in ways by which we can create a more sustainable world.

Wednesdays, March 12 - April 9:
5:30pm join us for A Sustainable Supper, catered by Splendid Fare (optional, $6.50, reservations required by the Sunday before each meeting; call 426-7421, sign up in the Church Office, or e-mail dgonzalez@firstpres-fw.org).

All programs begin at 6:30pm, are free of charge and open to everyone.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

March 12: A Theological Perspective on Earth Care: Why It Matters
Exploring the biblical and theological rationale for creation care. God and God's people have always cared about stewarding the earth.
Rev Jeff Lehn, Pastor and Head of Staff, First Presbyterian Church

March 19: A Scientific Perspective on Earth Care: Why it Matters
Exploring the science of how the earth works, the interconnectedness and interdependence of all life, and the effects of human activity on global ecology. "We are all made of star stuff."
Paul Steury, Goshen College

March 26: Communities of Creation Care: Farm, Food and Faith
Promoting 'holy health' by stewarding God's Creation in ways that respect and engage the regenerative processes of nature. Sustainable farming, healthful foods, food justice.
Rev. Jeff Hawkins and Zachary Hawkins, Hope CSA Ministry, J. L. Hawkins Family Farm

April 2: Hopeful and Helpful ---- Local Endeavors Toward Sustainability
Holding up the endeavors of local government agencies, businesses and organizations who are actively engaged in creating a more healthful local environment.

Panel:
Anne Marie Smrchek, Manager of Stormwater Engineering for City Utilities - sewer separation; water control, treatment, rain gardens
Chad Tinkel, Superintendent of Urban Forestry, FW Parks and Recreation - urban forests, street trees, tree canopy comeback.
Carol Cavell, Trees Indiana, Executive Director - teaching young children the value of trees
Bill Patterson, Maintenance Mechanic Technician, First Presbyterian Church-What the church is doing to become a PCUSA "Green Congregation."

April 9: Committing to Live a Sustainable Life
Accepting the challenge to find creative solutions, and engaging in action and advocacy.
Panel:
Bruce Kingsbury, Professor of Biology, Director, IPFW Environmental Resource Center Thinking globally while acting locally: things you can do to live a more sustainable life and why it matters
Nathan Sikora, Energizing Indiana-encouraging members to have energy efficiency studies at home.
Leigh Rowan, Local Farmers' Market, Marketing coordinator--discussing advantages of using locally grown foods and sources of sustainable, organic foods

OTHER EXCITING NEWS:

There is a new show in the FPC Gallery, opening with an Artists' Reception, March 7, 5:30 -7:00pm. Meet the artists, and enjoy the impressionistic oil paintings of Penny French-Deal, and Kay Kohler's masterfully crafted Nantucket Baskets. Free and open to the public, refreshments provided.

March 7 is also opening night for Othello, in the FPC Theater at 7:30pm.




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