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January 2014

Interfaith Advocacy Day

January 30, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Save the date for Interfaith Advocacy Day: Thursday, Janurary 30, 2014, in Olympia, WA! FAITH ACTION NETWORK's Interfaith Advocacy Day in Olympia brings to our elected leaders the voice of compassion and justice. We partner for the common good with people of all faiths-and with people of no faith at all-who stand up boldly to challenge the powerful. Your meeting with legislators and/or their staff this day is the most important thing our faith advocates can do. Join workshops that…

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February 2014

Common Good Cafe: A Non-Depressing Talk on Climate Change

February 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University Temple UMC, 1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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Lynn Fitz-Hugh, local coordinator for 350Seattle, begins her talk with the assumption that participants understand the significant danger of the Climate change situation. Lynn will talk about what can be done on the Federal, state, and local level by ordinary citizens to combat climate change. The Common Good Café is a conversational café where we practice the art of civil, civic conversation. The focus of the Common Good Café is to serve as a discussion place where we can advance…

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National Preach-In on Climate Change

February 14, 2014 @ 8:00 am - February 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Join Interfaith Power & Light and over 1,000 congregations in highlighting the call to love Creation during the National Preach-In on Climate Change on Valentines weekend. The Preach-In is IPL’s biggest event of the year. This year’s theme is "I Will" do my part to protect the climate for future generations. Together, we will send tens of thousands of Love Creation postcards to senators, asking them if they will do their part. Faith leaders can register online here and download…

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Capitol Drop-in Day with Earth Ministry/WAIPL

February 14, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Washington State Capital, 416 Sid Snyder SW
Olympia, WA 98504 United States
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While the Environmental Priorities Coalition has decided to not have an Environmental Lobby Day this year, there are still opportunities for you to come to Olympia with Earth Ministry/WAIPL! Join us in Olympia for Capitol Drop-In Days on February 5 and 14, where we will be forming teams to drop by the offices of all of the senators and representatives to briefly chat and provide them with literature about the issues we are concerned with (this is also known as…

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UCC Environmental Justice Workshop

February 19, 2014 @ 5:00 am - February 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, 3318 SW Lake Flora Rd
Port Orchard, WA 98367 United States
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How can people of faith work for environmental justice for all? How can we create Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community—one that is sustainable, healthy, and inclusive? This “train the trainer” workshop will explore these questions with the goal of empowering conversation and actions around environmental justice that will continue far beyond the initial workshop. In initial sessions, participants will explore five themes of a faith-based approach to environmental justice: gratitude, humility, responsibility, justice, and community. Each theme is…

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March 2014

Seattle & Tacoma District Training Day – 2014

March 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 248th St. SE
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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Strengthening Churches for God's Mission Beta-Vitality Resources Cost: $13 before February 19th, $25 “Late Registration” after the 19th. Click here to register! Doors open at 8:15 for check-in. Please register and pay in advance; day of registrations are limited. The morning program will begin promptly at 9AM. Speakers Curtis Brown, Director of Faith Community Development for the Pacific Northwest Conference, and Gail Grossman will introduce you to a new church vitality process during the morning keynote. They will be available…

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Faith, Hope, Chocolate… and Art!

March 27, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alki Arts at the Harbor Steps, Western Ave & University St
Seattle, WA United States
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Come enjoy tasty treats and local wines in the company of other Earth Ministry supporters. You’ll hear from respected community leaders about the positive impact of Earth Ministry’s programs, and have the opportunity to “raise the bar” of your support. Our speakers: Dow Constantine, King County Executive Steve Sundquist, Climate Solutions Board Member LeeAnne Beres, Earth Ministry Executive Director Tim Nuse, Earth Ministry Board Chair Earth Ministry's annual Faith, Hope, and Chocolate event is being held this year at Alki Arts at the foot of Harbor Steps, located downtown at the corner…

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Earth-Friendly Gardening Seminar and Plant Exchange at Bellevue First UMC

March 29, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bellevue First UMC, 1934 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, 98004
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Meet a local organic farmer from Steel Wheel Farm near Fall City, and get tips on cultivating your own vegetable garden, even if your space is limited. Learn about where our food comes from and how food connects to such issues as biodiversity, climate change, public health, and social justice as we watch the documentary “Nourish.” Children’s Program: “Mustard Seeds, Trash and How Little Things make a Big Difference.” Crafts using recycled materials. Kids should bring a brown bag lunch…

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April 2014

The Spirituality of Gardening

April 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mustard Seed House, 510 NE 81st St
Seattle, 98115
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Join Christine Sine and Andy Wade for this workshop exploring the connections between community, spirituality and gardening. Together we will dig into the wonderful ways that God and God's story are revealed through the rhythms of planting, growing, and harvesting. Spiritual insights, practical suggestions for backyard and faith-based community gardening, and times for reflection will enrich and deepen our faith as we cultivate new ways to connect with the God we love. Cost $50, includes lunch and a copy of…

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May 2015

Green Faith Book Study and Meet-the-Author Webinar

May 17, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, 816 S 216th St
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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This Earth Day, join churches around the conference in launching a book group to study Green Faith: Mobilizing God's People to Save the Earth, by the Rev. Fletcher Harper. This book examines the challenges we face in inhabiting a creation that is at risk, and explains how communities of faith can engage in creation care in bold, life-giving ways. Group leaders will have the opportunity to participate in a weekly conference call with Rev. Jenny Phillips, Minister for Environmental Stewardship and Advocacy,…

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