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Camden church presents Lenten series

Six talks on creation care and climate change
Feb 17, 2020

Camden — The First Congregational Church of Camden will present a Lenten Series on the topics of Creation Care and Climate Change. The series will be offered on six successive Thursday evenings, Feb. 27 through April 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., and each program will begin with a light soup supper.

The topics for each Thursday evening are as follows:

Feb. 27: “Introduction to Climate Change” Theological foundations and introduction to the series, including viewing the film, “Maine Road Trip to the Future” Discussion will be led by Greg Worden.

March 5: “Jewish and Christian Perspectives” Presentations and discussion. Presenters: Rabbi Lily Solochek of Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, Rockland, and Reverend Dr. Ute Molitor of the First Congregational Church, UCC, Camden.

March 12: “Buddhist Perspectives” Presentations and discussion. Presenters: Cynthia Trone of Dancing Elephant Sangha, Rockland, and Peggy Smith, Dharma Teacher with True Heart Sangha, Camden.

March 19: “Celebrating Creation through Music & Poetry” Readings of poetry and short excerpts, featuring Kristen Lindquist and other poets. Music by Maho Hisakawa and April Reed-Cox.

March 26: “Reflections on Resistance and Potential & Local Stories of Impact” Talk by Greg Worden: “Global Challenge and Opportunities of Climate Change”. Speakers on local impact; panel discussion led by Greg Worden.

April 2: “Creation Justice and Where Do We Go From Here?” Who is most impacted and what role do race and economics play? What does it mean and take to be a “Green Church” and practice creation justice? Practical next steps will be examined.

In addition to the Thursday evening series, the church will also be sponsoring a special retreat Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., entitled “Day of Mindfulness on Climate Change: Falling in Love with the Earth” This program will be led by Rob Wall, Zen Priest in the Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition and representative of the True Heart Sangha in Camden. Format includes readings interspersed with periods of sitting and walking meditation, a potluck lunch (please bring enough for yourself and one other person), and guided deep relaxation.

All of these programs are free and open to the public, and preregistration is required. For more information and to register, please call the First Congregational Church office at 236-4821.



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