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Practicing Shalom in Our Time of Climate Change
April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We are happy to present this 4-part series for our church and our community to examine climate change. We will consider its effects on our world, and explore the role of our Christian faith in response. Join us as leaders share their expertise.
April 24 – “Living in this time of Climate Change” Deke Arndt, Chief, Monitoring Branch, National Center for Environmental Information, NOAA From his experience as climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Deke will speak to us about the recent report from the National Climate Assessment, helping us understand major points of interest. Additionally, he will speak to conditions we might expect in the Southeastern US with regard to cli- mate change. We are fortunate to have Deke share his scientific expertise with us.
May 1 – “Practicing Shalom in Climate Change” Rev. Nancy Sehested, Co-pastor, Circle of Mercy Congregation Nancy will lead us in an exploration of the relationship between our faith and climate change. What can we glean from our Scriptures that speak to this issue? How are we then called to respond?
May 8 – “Asheville Responds” A Panel of Local Leaders:
Sophie Mullinax, Blue Horizons Project, Coordinator Dawn Chavez, Asheville Greenworks, Director Scott Hardin-Nieri, Mountain True, Director of Creation Care Alliance From these community leaders, we will learn of their efforts in Asheville and Buncombe County to mitigate climate change. Additionally, they will help us know ways we can participate with them or on an individual basis to make a positive difference in combating climate change.
May 15 – “First Baptist Responds” Dr. Mack Dennis, Pastor Mack will give an overview of ways our church has already taken steps to reduce our energy consumption and live more sustainably. Where do we go from here? Mack will share ideas that are being explored and visions for our future of ways we can help as we live in this time of climate change.