EMO Presidents' Circle Reception: 2017 outreach & listening tour. 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, home of Sunriver Christian Fellowship,
18143 Cottonwood Rd., Sunriver, Ore. Please join us for wine, hors d'ouvres and to share your views, ideas and concerns of your communities. Our guests will include EMO Executive Director Jan Elfers, EMO Executive Emeritus The Rev. Dr. Rodney Page, and representatives of EMO's community ministries, public policy advocacy and Presidents Circle. To RSVP for this free event, contact Lisa Westarp at (503) 221-1054, ext. 208, or Lwestarp@emoregon.org.
2017 Collins Lecture, "Wounded Earth, Wounded Humanity: God’s Call for Climate Justice." Seminar from 1 to 5:15 p.m. and lecture from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland. Join us for education, reflection & a call to action! What is climate justice and why is it a civil rights issue? Explore the ties between ecological justice and social justice as we respond to God's call to be faithful stewards of Creation. Learn about innovative, practical ways to protect people, places and the common good through individual, legislative and congregational actions. Join in building spiritual resilience to meet the challenge of caring for our beloved Earth home. Guest lecturers will be The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and canon for the environment in the Episcopal Diocese of California, and The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, civil rights leader, climate change activist and retired pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta. The cost to attend the seminar and lecture (includes dinner) is $50 general and $25 for students with ID; to attend the lecture only, the cost is $25 general and $15 students. Register securely online now! You may also download a registration brochure. If your congregation or organization is interested in cosponsoring the event, please download a Sponsorship Agreement. Learn more about the event.
Save the Date: January 30, 2018
Hearing the Cries: Welcome Home Convocation. At Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland. The Convocation will bring together people of faith and goodwill for information, inspiration, and training to engage in prison ministries and understand the deeper social issues behind our legal system. The specific emphasis of the convocation will be to equip and motivate faith communities to engage in the ministry of hospitality for persons returning from prison and supporting families of the incarcerated. Admission is $10, and advance registration is required. Learn more about the event.