Transforming Our Communities to Meet the Future First National Training and Workshop
January 21, 2012, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
United Church of Chapel Hill
In the coming years, peak oil and climate change will challenge our communities to adapt to new energy choices, new ways of making decisions, and new relationships of support. The popular and mostly secular Transition Town movement promotes building resilience with local food, transportation, and systems of communication. In the midst of planning for a just and abundant future, can our local congregations also prepare for change and provide leadership and inspiration? What are the gifts we have to offer to our communities, and do we invite all our neighbors to become members of The Beloved Community?
Tina Clarke, an experienced Transition Town trainer from New England, and Rev. Jim Deming, UCC Minister for Environmental Justice, will combine their experience and skills to bring an all-day workshop to faith leaders, lay and clergy, in North Carolina to help form Transition Congregations. They will present the ideas, processes, and opportunities to transform the internal and external ministries of congregations to become ready to embrace an uncertain future.