Barry will have a sign-up sheet for this March 8 after-church event on Sunday. Let us know if you're going to stay for a light lunch and a good talk! 

How can we work as a parish and with others in being part of a much-needed ‘new story’ about climate issues? Individual lifestyle choices (such as not using plastic utensils, buying electric cars, etc.) are not enough to make the needed difference. How can we work together to protect our shared earthly home? We need a new story, one that more and more people feel they can belong to and one that leads us to take meaningful action beyond the individual level.  Join us for group conversation and reflection as we explore what it means to be a people of faith in this time of ecological crisis.

The Rev. Margaret Marquardt, Chair of the Diocesan Eco-Justice Unit (and the Celebrant at our March 8th Sunday service) is working with Florence Baker, Climate Justice Organizer for Sierra Club BC, to lead the conversation.  Margaret is also our diocese's representative with the Metro Vancouver Allliance, an alliance of community, labour and faith groups that work together for the common good. Barry Goodwin is St. Clement's current rep to MVA, and a number of us have benefitted from its training on leadership and organizing for change. We will begin 15 minutes after the service and run for 1.5 hours max. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please speak with Barry or Peggy.