Creation Care Focus Week

Wednesday, April 17    Just Living Panel

Local leaders ( Chaplain Lynn Michie, Andy Brown & Jenny Vial) will discuss how our lifestyles and behaviors affect others on a local and global scale. How we live and the daily decisions we make have effects that reach much farther than our schedules and waistlines.  Listen to what those who work with  underprivileged populations have to say about the impacts, challenge yourself to make changes that will improve living and working conditions for all.  LOCAL Foods Menu: Grilled country ribs, baked beans, coleslaw

Saturday, April 20  Church Street Clean Up!  Join us at 10:00am for our inaugural bi– monthly clean up of our adopted street.

Sunday, April 21  Creation Care Focus

  • 8:45 & 10:55am: Both services will be centered around Creation Care with prayers and music selected to honor God’s creation.
  • 2:00pm: Wildflower Walk  FPC’s premier naturalists, Marily Kolton and Lou Dwarshuis, will lead us so we can better appreciate the intricacies of God’s creation. Meet in front of the gift shop at the Botanical Gardens.
  • 7:00pm: Care of Creation Candlelight Vigil

People of faith from across WNC will gather for the Care of Creation Candlelight Vigil on Earth Day Sunday, until 8 pm at Pritchard Park. Please join this interfaith gathering to celebrate God’s gift of creation, grieve for the damage we are causing, and resolve to bring our hope and faith into action. The program will include music and reflections from local faith leaders:

Rev. Mark Burnham, First Presbyterian Asheville
Rev. Howard Hanger, Jubilee!
Rev. Joyce Hollyday, Circle of Mercy
Chaplain Lynn Mitchie, Swannanoa Correctional Facility
Rev. Todd Donatelli, All Souls Episcopal Cathedral
Lauren Rosenfeld, Religious Education Director Temple Beth Ha Tephila  & Lael Gray, Jewish Community CenterAbbey Ende, local 9 yr old rockstar -“I have a dream” reflection

The Care of Creation Candlelight Vigil is sponsored by Western North Carolina Green Congregations in unity with the Climate Convergence in our state’s capitol, April 20-21. Please consider biking, carpooling, or taking public transportation to the Candlelight Vigil.