Through EcoFaith Recovery, we just participated in what Van Jones called the most important ballot measure in the country, which turned into a one-of-a-kind, historic, ground-breaking, led-by-frontline-communities-
A victory, which will translate into $30+ million A YEAR to lift up economically and racially oppressed people right here in Portland and reduce our collective carbon footprint.
A victory, which will inspire cities throughout the country to pass similar measures to bring similar investment in a just green economy.
A victory, which has knit together groups of extraordinary diversity into a single garment of destiny here in Portland.
That’s the reign of God, friends, pure and simple.
However you participated in this campaign, it mattered. Now, let’s REFLECT and CELEBRATE (Practices 6 and 7)!!!!
Most of you have committed to coming. Yay!!! Now, a few requests…
1) Please bring beverages (beer, wine, soft drinks) to share! We got a Thrivent grant to pay for dinner catered by Po’Shines, but $250 will just cover the food. So if you can bring some celebratory beverages to share, that would be great!
2) Invite your PASTOR to come with you! And/or invite someone from your congregation. What a great opportunity to let someone experience EcoFaith with such a joyous occasion!
3) Can you come help set up beforehand? Can anyone(s) come help set up the Fireside room at Augustana and get set for food to arrive around 5:30 and guests to arrive starting at 6:00? I plan to be there by 5:00. Can you join me?
4) Are you interested in leading a part? Here is the link to the agenda (copied below as well). Please take a look, and if you are interested in leading one of the parts, please email or text me (503-381-0931).
I’m so looking forward to celebrating with you! We kicked off this adventure in earnest one year ago at our EcoFaith Institute. Now we celebrate sweet victory after an extraordinary year!