Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation PDF Print
Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC):

JPIC is the name of one of our most active committees at First Presbyterian Church.  We take as our mission "furthering Christ's message of social justice and stewardship of creation through action and education."

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) subcommittee of Adult Education operates with the goal of promoting stewardship of our community and environment through education and action. For more information, download our brochure, linked below!

Earth Care Congregations is a new program from the PC (USA) environmental justice office that helps enable Churches through Session approval of an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into all facets of church life by completing projects and activities in four fields (worship, education, facilities and outreach).

Bill Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award
Every year, the Presbyterians for Earth Care offer an award in Bill Gibson’s name presented at General Assembly to recognize individuals for their forward thinking and leadership in caring for God's creation. http://www.presbyearthcare.org/about-awards.html

Peace Discernment Update

Saturday, March 30, members of our church and presbytery gathered to wrestle with questions of how our church is called to act in society to seek peace and justice while providing protection and security.  This retreat was part of a denomination-wide Peace Discernment process to “identify, explore, and nurture new approaches for active peacemaking and nonviolence.”   Following our conversation, we prepared a summary of our ideas and recommendations, which was sent to a steering team to inform the PC(USA)’s vision, policies, and actions on peacemaking.  You can read the full report by downloading the Peace Discernment Summary below.

For more information and updates on the church-wide process, please see:Presbyterian Mission Updates.

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Download this file (2013-03-30 - First Pres Ithaca Peace Discernment Summary_FINAL.docx)Peace Discernment Summary 34 Kb
Download this file (JPIC brochure.doc)JPIC BrochureJPIC Brochure (Word)85 Kb


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