NewsPrayer Chain for the Earth, Monday, October 23, 5-6:30pm, along Wade Avenue. Family-friendly

3rd Annual Prayer Chain for the Earth
Monday, October 23, 5:00-6:30 PM

Family-friendly
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It’s prayer chain time of year again. Feel the excitement!

Be a part of living testimony!
Come and bring friends, family, and a delegation from your congregation to the Third Annual Prayer Chain for the Earth on Monday, October 23, 5:00-6:30 pm.

Interfaith Creation Care of the Triangle (ICCT) invites people of all faiths and people of conscience from around the Triangle to join anytime between 5 and 6 pm to form a human prayer chain starting on the sidewalks at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC (where parking is available) and heading east toward and beyond the Community United Church of Christ (814 Dixie Trail). A 15-minute prayer circle will follow at 6:00.

Sign ideas:  Read the Signs:
·         Severe Heat
·         Fires in Maui
·         Fires in Canada
·         Worse Hurricane Seasons 
·         More severe hurricanes
·         Hottest Summer on Record
·         Rising Energy Costs
·         Coral reefs are dying
·         Ocean currents are shifting
·         Severe floods
·         Severe droughts 
Be the Change:
·         Drive Less
·         Go Electric
·         Plant a Tree 
·         Plant Lots of Trees
·         Eat Veggies 
·         Eat less meat, especially beef
·         Compost food waste
·         Adjust your thermostat and use fans
·         Contact Your Legislators – Demand climate action!
·         Go solar
·         Drive electric
·         God told Adam, “Tend the Garden”Sign ideas

The theme this year, Read the Signs, Be the Change, suggests that we create messages on our signs that bring to mind both the catastrophic signs of climate change or the hopeful solutions we can adopt to help mitigate climate change. To get you thinking about the message on your sign, here are some samples for signs that go with our theme.

Bringing the whole family

Families are welcome. There will be children’s art stations at UUFR and a grassy area safely away from the street but in view at CUCC so your small children do not have to stand near the busy road.

Community UCC’s Justice in a Changing Climate group is a member of ICCT,

Gary Smith for Justice in a Changing Climate smithgk@mindspring.com