UPCOMING EVENTS..
-- Earth Day - April 22 - How we care for God’s creation is intimately intertwined with issues of generational justice. What kind of world are our children presently inheriting? What will the world be like when they get older? The UCC Environmental Justice Ministry joined with the ecumenical Creation Justice Ministries to author and produce reflective materials on generational justice for this Earth Day. Download a copy of this resource today.

--April 23 at 2PM - UCC Cornerstone Fund Offering FREE Webinar - Join us for this FREE, 1-Hour webinar - How cool is your congregation? - Learn 25 ways under $25 to transform your church into a greener space - Join us for this Free interactive webinar for a discussion with Sarah Paulos, Program & Outreach Coordinator for Interfaith Power & Light

-- May 8, 2019 - FREE Training for Faith Leaders & Lay People - Northampton County Dept. of Drug and Alcohol programs along with collaboration from “Speak Up for Ben”, are hosting a free training for Faith Leaders and lay people of any faith. WHERE: Northampton Community College, Fowler Center in S. Bethlehem (511 E. 3rd St, Bethlehem)    Training will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and will conclude by 3:30PM. The County will supply a continental breakfast and lunch for attendees! Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:15 AM. - Out of the Darkness and Into the Light: Strategies & Tools For Facing the Drug Epidemic For Faith Leaders --  This training will provide information and resources to Faith Based Leaders regarding the current Substance Use Epidemic and specifically address the Opioid Epidemic facing Pennsylvania today. The impact of this epidemic on communities of Faith is significant. This day long training will explore how to intervene effectively, how to locate resources, and discuss how to identify substance use concerns. Faith leaders in attendance will be able to identify the full impact of substances on the community and develop an understanding to effectively support those with these issues in the community.   To register, please contact Kathy Dilts at Northampton County Drug & Alcohol by calling 610-829-4720 OR by email KDILTS@northamptoncounty.org 

-- May 16 - The Chapel of Four Chaplains invites you to the 3rd Annual Veterans Mental Health, Opiod & Suicide Prevention Symposium - Keynote Speaker: Lisa Thomas Laury - "An Opiod Conversation"
- RSVP by May 10 - Free & Open to the Public...to read more click here

-- May 17 Endangered Species Day   

-- May 21 - Introduction to Self-Care - 6 to 9PM (dinner provided) - Chester County Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Rd, West Chester, PA 19380  - This Introduction to Self-Care training will explore the physical and emotional aspects of workplace stress, including working in high stress situations for extended periods of time. The course will also discuss and identify self-care and wellness practices with participants, begin to establish self-care plans, and discuss resources and support options - includes small group discussion and interactive exercises - appropriate for anyone who would like to begin to practice self-care in any setting.  Registration:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IntrotoSelfCare

-- June 1 - The Lehigh Conference Of Churches--"Valley Over The Edge"   -76 rappelers will be going over the edge at Two City Center in Allentown. Adventurous participants will rappel down an eleven-story building by raising $1,000 or more to secure their spot on the ropes.  To request more info, email valley-ote@lehighchurches.org or contact Becky LeaShomb at 610-433-7220 ext. 6106 - several PNEC pastors are "going over the edge." You can go online to support them in their efforts and give to a great cause!

-- June 17 - Christian White Supremacy - 7PM - Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley,
1401 Greenview Dr., Bethlehem - Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards - Free and open to the public
www.mcclv.org

-- June 18-20 - Registration Open for the 22nd Global Youth Justice Training Youth/Teen/Student/ Peer Court Diversion Programs -- in Las Vegas, Nevada - Registration Information

--June 25-28 at First Cong. UCC, Madison, WI - Uniting Church & Community Through Music & Art - 12th Biennial National Conference of the United Church of Christ Musicians Association