The Membership Team extends an exuberant welcome to five new First Church members:
Sarah and Trevett Hooper and their children, who have been attending church for about a year; Robert Eshbaugh, who has been a friend of the church and of the Sunday Morning Forum for sometime; and brand new members Jayne and Chris Gall. Jayne did attend this church as a child. Thanks to all of you for choosing First Church as your spiritual home.
Physicians ask Gov. Wolf for Moratorium on Fracking
Following a panel discussion on June 19th, members of Better Path Coalition, the Philadelphia Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility and other health professionals provided Governor Wolf with a copy of the new "Fracking Compendium." (Link: www.psr.org/blog/resource/compendium-of-scientific-medical-and-media-findings-demonstrating-risks-and-harms-of-fracking/)
They also presented a letter requesting a pause in authorizing unconventional well permits and an investigation to determine whether or not fracking in areas of southwestern Pennsylvania is the cause of a cluster of rare childhood cancers and fatalities.
Later, the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg hosted the same presentation, which was open to the public. UUPLAN's Environmental Justice Team Co-Chair Rachel Mark created a PHOTO DIARY (Link: www.uuplan.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/BPC-Panel-6-19-2019.pdf) containing her own pictures and tweets from the events. Thank you, Rachel!
What to the Immigrant and People of Color is the Fourth of July? | A Sermon for the Nation by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
Rev. Dr. Barber will speak about political violence against immigrants and people of color on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 7:00 PM EDT on Fusion Films
Lead! Special Summer Series: Abortion & Faith Messaging
Join NCJW and Catholics for Choice for a webinar about Abortion & Faith Messaging on Wednesday, July 17 at 1:30pm ET (10:30am PT).