I have to admit that until about 2 months ago I knew nothing about “All Living Things Environmental Film Festival- (ALTEFF) based in India. A friend introduced me to it and I was impressed by the work they are doing- so I decided we would host a film screening on July 14th at 11am.
All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALT EFF) is a platform that inspires and mobilizes communities to take action towards creating a sustainable future, locally and at large. To fundraise we will also hold a Silent Auction on that day, and show three short award-winning films.
We will watch Moti Bagh, a story of a small Himalayan village and its struggles because of Migration in search of employment.
Durga, produced by Emily Hopcian, explores and celebrates bold dreams and the unwavering strength it takes to overcome discrimination and harassment to break free from the narratives that are put before us and intentionally reach for a life that is uniquely ours, and finally
Kokoly offers an insight into the life of an incredible and resilient woman. Against a backdrop of extreme poverty, personal loss, Kokoly follows a traditional Vezo fisherwoman working through a marine environment changing beyond her control.
We hope you will be able to join us for the viewing and discussion with editors and creators of the movies.
We also hope that some of you will be able to join many others in a Peaceful Protest this Saturday at 3 pm at the Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee, IL, where you can buy rifles. Perhaps the first step towards gun control is to make it less easy and profitable to sell these weapons of war right in our back yards.
And finally, I will be taking some time off in July (I have not taken a Sunday off in almost 18 months.) Lee will be available for pastoral care in emergency situations for most of the time I am away. We will keep you updated and informed during each week.
Beloveds, our world needs us. May we continue to strive to do our best, be our best and do all we can to leave a livable world for the generations to come, and a safer place for our generations.
And remember God loves you and so do I, and I look forward to seeing you in worship.