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The online version of the new official Lay Servant Ministries course, Loving People and Planet in the Name of Godis open for enrollment! This is a great resource based on the previous UMW/United Women in Faith course Climate Justice. 

The Northern Illinois Net-Zero Task Force is working to offer it in the 2023-24 program year in each district's Lay Academy. The online course is a great way to prepare. 

> Are you willing to help lead an in-person session of this course in your district? Please email Beth Galbreath

> Are you interested in the online version? Click here, and please share with friends outside NIC! 

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At Annual Conference you may see NetZero Task Group folks wearing strange striped neckscarves.


These are a graphic display of increasing global temperatures from 1850 to 2020, with the crossover from blue to red, not at "pre-industrial" times but in the 1970s.


For more detail - and Illinois-specific stripes - check out

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The NIC Net-Zero team's full report from its January 2023 meeting is available here - click on the Net Zero Strategic Plan image or here to download. The Action Plan summary chart organizes the sub-groups' goals for the year. 

You are welcome to join in! Email
Rev. Harriette Cross or Dick Alton 
and let us know where you want to connect, or check out the participants by district list.

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