Service of Prayer and Song for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change
November 29, 2015, 6pm–7pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis. Free Event
Several local congregations across Indianapolis will join at North United Methodist Church (3808 North Meridian St, Indianapolis) on November 29 for singing, individual and group-led prayers and music from brass choirs to support the United Nations Conference on Climate Change taking place on November 30 in Paris, France. Leaders from over 190 countries, including the President of the United States, will gather in Paris to work toward accords on Climate Change.
The local congregations committed to attend include: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic, Common Ground, All Saints Episcopal, North United Methodist, combined Taizé communities, Unitarian Universalist of Indianapolis, First Congregational, and more. This free event will also encourage attendees to remain prayerfully mindful of efforts in Paris during the two weeks of the conference (November 30-December 11).
Pope Francis said of Climate Change in his recent encyclical, "Yet all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start." Most religious groups now consider care for God’s creation an imperative of their faith. For the faithful across the nation this means action in the form of recycling, solar panels, LED lights, activism, and much more. It also calls them to prayer, both as individuals and as an extended faith community. Learn more.