Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Kendall Environmental Coalition

My church, Via Christus, has recently gotten involved with a local Environmental Coalition in Kendall County. This really fits with our desire to be missionally involved in our community, and especially related to issues of social justice like caring for God's creation. We've taken an active role and we're helping to plan several events coming up over the next two months. In particular, our church is the spearhead for the Faith & Our Environment Forum on March 5. It's a follow up to the Faith & Immigration Forum we did back in October. We hope to do a number of similar "Faith & Politics" discussions over the next few years together in partnership with other area churches.

Below are all the Coalition events going on in the next few months. If any of this sounds interesting and Yorkville isn't too far to drive, you should come on out!

February 18, 2007
An Inconvenient Truth

Watch the movie that has sparked an important discussion about Global Warming and the future of humankind.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Yorkville Congregational Church
409 Center Parkway
Yorkville, IL 60560
Contact: 553.5073 / 553.5188

March 5, 2007
Faith & Our Environment
Local pastors, scientists & activists share a discussion about caring for God's creation.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Yorkville Congregational Church
409 Center PKWY
Yorkville, IL 60560
Contact: Mike Clawson 630.742.4062

March 24, 2007
Environmental Fair

- Building awareness of local recycling programs
- Teaching energy efficiency
- Exploring new technology
- Local recycling programs and you
- Cars and fuel for the future
- Children and families: tour the nature museum
- Electronics recycling drop-off

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Old Kendall Courthouse
110 W. Madison St.
Yorkville, IL 60560
Contact: Danielle 630.553.4111

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