Saturday, October 7, 2017
Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, Davis, CA
9:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Presented by the Sierra Pacific Synod Hunger Network
Don’t miss this exciting workshop! Learn how faith and environmental justice are intertwined in a hungry world! This hunger education workshop, by the Sierra Pacific Synod Hunger Network, explores the life-saving work of the ELCA Hunger and Disaster Appeals, how climate change and other environmental issues impact world and domestic hunger and how you can learn to be an effective advocate for our fragile planet. Our speakers will be Pastor Dan Smith and Ruth Ivory-Moore.
Pastor Dan is currently serving as pastor at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, Davis, CA. Dan’s Doctoral Dissertation is entitled, “Toward a Lutheran Theology of Nature: An Ecological Ethics of the Cross.” One of his great concerns and passions is helping the church go green and move toward a more sustainable way of living with the planet.
Ruth is Program Director, for Environment and Energy at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She is responsible for guiding and carrying out the church’s public witness on international climate change issues; and domestic issues related to the environment, energy, agriculture, food production, and rural development.
Information and resources for AMMPARO will also be shared. AMMPARO is a holistic, whole church commitment by the ELCA, as a church in the world, to accompany children today and in the future. Asante Fair-Trade Products will be available for early Christmas shopping! We are willing to present a parallel children’s program upon request.
The cost is only $10 for the day, including lunch; no charge for congregational hunger contacts, college students or seminarians. If you take AMTRAK California, rides to the workshop will be provided. Questions? Contact Edie Lott or (530) 582-5362. Edie will be out of the U.S. and unavailable by phone in September. Send email registrations to the Lotts.