Trinity Episcopal Church Announces Sacred Water Discussion Panels
Trinity Church in Shelburne will be hosting two discussion panels in November focusing on local water and its importance to our lives and spirituality. The first panel, scheduled for Thursday, November 9, will focus on issues with our local watershed and Lake Champlain and what citizens can do to help protect and preserve this resource. The panel will showcase experts in our local watershed. These include representatives from the Nature Conservancy, the Shelburne watershed boards, the Lewis Creek Association, professional hydrologists, and Senator Sanders’ office. The event starts at 6:30 PM and will last until 8:00 PM. Light refreshments will be available for all attending.
The second panel, held on Wednesday, November 15, will focus on the spiritual aspects of water. This panel will include leaders from the Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Abenaki traditions. The conversation will look at how water is used in and influences those traditions and the impact of polluted or unclean water has on various aspects of those customs and sacraments. Again the discussions will begin at 6:30 PM and go to 8:00 PM and food (and water) will be available.
Both sessions will take place in Trinity Church’s parish hall. There is no charge for either session. Ample parking is available in the back of the building. Please RSVP at the church website, http://trinityshelburne.org/ in the News and Events section, so that the church can ensure enough food for all attendees.
Trinity Episcopal Church is part of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, and is located at 5171 Shelburne Road in Shelburne. These panel discussions are presented by the congregation as part of tis outreach efforts on the environment. The intent is to educate the congregation and the broader community about important issues around water and the ecosystem in which we live. Trinity Episcopal Church is dedicated to knowing Christ and making Christ known through lifelong Christian formation and sacramental worship, nurturing Christian community in God, and building connections with others beyond our walls, and its commitment to outreach, mission, and social justice as an expression of stewardship and our personal and corporate faith.