Welcome to the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northwest Texas --a place where the vast open plains are as wondrous as the big sky above! As depicted in the pectoral cross of Bishop J. Scott Mayer, the stars, moon, and sun are representative of the beauty one may find in this region of Texas. The landscape, covering 77,000 square miles is as diverse as the cities and people, with the canyons and rangelands of the Staked Plains; agricultural fields abounding; and the rough and ready country of the Rolling Plains. The people here are known for their warm and friendly smiles, making one feel like an old and trusted friend.
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, of Texas Tech University, will speak about climate change and the relationship between science and Christianity (and religion in general) in Midland, TX, on September 13th. The event will be held in the Carrasco Room at Midland College at 5pm. Admission is free of charge. The event is sponsored by St. Nicholas Episcopal Church and Midland Lutheran Church.
Dr. Hayhoe is a nationally known and highly respected climate scientist. She is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, part of the Department of Interior’s South-Central Climate Science Center. Her research focuses on establishing a scientific basis for assessing the regional to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment. You may learn more about her at http://katharinehayhoe.com.
What would you do in the event of a disaster? Do you have a plan in place? Do you know where to turn for help?
These are crucial questions for any family or organization, but especially for parishes as they reach out in disaster situations to help those around them deal with the loss of shelter or power, and the lack of food, clothing, and other necessities of life. If you don't have a plan in place make September the month for accomplishing that goal.
Two excellent resources are available to organizations and individuals as they prepare for disaster: