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Climate change and moral responsibility topic of church events May 29 and June 28

St. Peter's Summer Spirituality Series addresses diverse ideas
May 23, 2014

Two upcoming events focusing on climate change and the moral responsibility to respond to it will take place at area churches in upcoming weeks.

Delaware Interfaith Power and Light President John Sykes will lead a discussion titled "Climate Change: We’re In This Together - Our Moral Responsibility & What We Can Do,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 29, as part of the weekly Summer Spirituality Series presentations held in the parish hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 211 Mulberry St. in Lewes.

Partnering with DeIPL and St. Peter's for this event, the Thomas Merton Society Interfaith Chapter of Delaware will host a related interfaith and ecology event at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 28, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach.

Jennifer DeMooy from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Energy and Climate will explain in everyday terms why the climate is changing and how these changes will affect people, places, and resources in Delaware. Joining Sykes and DeMooy will be faith leaders from the community to speak of actions their ministries have undertaken to address the ongoing threat of climate change while lowering their operational costs.

Sykes leads a fast-growing consortium of 22 congregations throughout Delaware, helping them learn how to save energy, save money and be better stewards of creation. For more information on Delaware Interfaith Power & Light's activities and membership, call Sykes at 302-745-7141, go to www.deipl.org or www.facebook.com/deipl.

Each Thursday night through Aug. 29, expert presenters will engage participants from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Fellowship and locally owned King's ice cream will follow each presentation. All are welcome to attend these free sessions, which are designed for reflection and dialogue.

In addition to providing spiritual resources for those seeking greater understanding of their own religion, or learning about others, Seekers uses the net proceeds from its store to help those in need, including the Cape Henlopen Food Basket, Doctors without Borders and work in Haiti and in Centro Infantil in San Miguel de Allende.

For hours, information, and a full listing of guest speakers, go to www.seekerslewes.com, or call 302-645-9916. To learn more about St. Peter's Episcopal Church and find worship service times, workshops, concerts and other ministries, go to www.stpeterslewes.org or call the office at 302-645-8479.

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