Do You Love a Good Story?

Fireside
Real Stories by Regular Folks

New to the Asheville area, husband and wife Scott and Rebecca Hardin-Nieri are passionate about creating events that draw people together while sharing stories with meaning. Fireside is the result – a storytelling event where people share their personal stories, the audience listens deeply, while serving their community.

Come and hear stories and music, all centered around the theme “Love Actually”, and raise funds for ending homelessness in WNC!

Scheduled for Friday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Land of Sky UCC 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 28803 , Fireside will happen in the Fellowship hall. The cost is $5 and all proceeds go to Hope to Home, a program of Homeward Bound. If you have questions, please call (970) 980 8280.

Reclaiming Advent & Christmas

One more chance to sign the Clean Power Plan letter
The EPA has proposed  stronger limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants and is accepting public comment until December 1. If you are not one of the 44 members who have signed the letter to the EPA, look for a Creation Care Team member with a clipboard before or after this Sunday’s services to read and sign the letter.
Ideas for Reclaiming Advent and Christmas
The Presbyterian Hunger Program has a series of resources for simpler living called Just Living. Several are timely for the upcoming holiday season. At last week’s Faith Development class on Alternative Giving we looked at “Ideas for Reclaiming Advent and Christmas.” Look at the other resources, too, and download them at www.presbyterianmission.org/justliving.

November Opportunities

Sign the Clean Power Plan Letter on Nov 9
If you didn’t sign the letter to the EPA earlier this month asking for stronger limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, you have another chance. Next Sunday, members of the Creation Care Team will be collecting more signatures to add to the 24 who already signed. Look for a Creation Care Team member with a clipboard before or after the service.
Autumn Leaf Hike on Nov 2
The Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina is hosting an Autumn Leaf Hike at Glassy Mountain Trail at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, this Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. This 1.5 mile hike will include ecological guidance from WNC Alliance’s biologist, Josh Kelly, as well as an interfaith spiritual reflection by Pastor Scott Hardin-Nieri. Register for the hike here!

Recap Sept. & Oct. Events

Climate Scientist Speaks about Moral Obligation

Monday, September 29 at 7:00 PM, in St. Eugene’s Catholic Church Social Hall, 72 Culvern St, which is just past Asheville Catholic School on Beaverdam Road.

 

Climate scientist, Deke Arndt, of the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville has been a co-editor for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and has been instrumental in drafting the government’s annual climate report. As a result of his findings, he has had a personal revelation in terms of our moral obligation concerning our changing climate.

 

Fracking Rule Comments due September 30

 

In its last session, the NC General Assembly lifted the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for hard to access natural gas deposits, and it is now legal to frack in the state. The Mining and Energy Commission has proposed rules for how fracking will be conducted and is accepting comments until September 30. Identify yourself as a person of faith and make your voice heard to protect God’s Creation from destructive fracking practices.  You can make your comments  on-line or sign a letter on-line to the Mining and Energy Commission.

 

Local Food and Faith Potluck

Monday, October 6, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 789 Merrimon Avenue

 

The Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina invites you to a Local Food & Faith Potluck to share a homegrown meal together and reflect on the relationship between food, faith, and creation care. There will be time for socializing and networking, giving thanks for the gift of creation that sustains us, and discussing ideas for the Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina’s programming and next steps. Wake Forest Master of Divinity student, Caleb Pusey, will lead us in a local food, faith, and climate change reflection. In keeping with the theme, a dish made with local ingredients is preferable but not required.

Climate Scientist Speaks about Moral Obligation

Climate scientist, Deke Arndt, of the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville will speak on Monday, September 29 at 7:00 PM, in St. Eugene’s Catholic Church Social Hall.  For the last several years, Deke has been a co-editor for NOAA
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and has been instrumental in drafting the government’s annual climate report. As a result of his findings, he has had a personal revelation in terms of our moral obligation concerning our changing climate. Deke is an interesting speaker and his message is very important for the well-being of our world and our families. Children 12 or older are welcome to the talk. Child care is available for little ones. Simultaneous interpretation to the Spanish speaking community will be provided. St. Eugene’s Catholic Church is at 72 Culvern St, which is just past Asheville Catholic School on Beaverdam Road.