Called Meeting for Worship at Salem

The Prophetic Climate Action Working Group -PCAWG- invites all Friends to a Worship for the purpose of Mourning at the Salem Methane Power Plant on Saturday July 28, 2018 from 11am-12:30.

We have heard the Spirit’s crying out against the addictions and idolatries that keep us chained to methane and other fossil fuels. Our lifestyles and work ethic has succumbed to the unending growth and exploitation of resources. God takes delight in the whole, in all Creation, and teaches us to take our proper place as team players with each other.

We meet for worship at the Salem Power Plant as we grieve our complicity in allowing fracked gas into our pipelines. We meet knowing the powers of this world continue excavating the Earth of its flesh and bones. We meet with tears and heavy tongues. We meet to ask forgiveness.

The Spirit of Love commands us, “Come out from captivity!” Jesus asks us to “Repent. The Kingdom of God is Here.” We are asked as Friends to change our ways, change our minds and turn our loyalty to the Light of Life who cares for all people.

We are learning as we go. We believe Friends can play an important part in witnessing to the spiritual roots of our testimony for climate action. Let us make our witness clearer, in truth and love.

Why Salem? Read more about the fracked gas power plant called “Footprint”.

DETAILS: Gather at 11AM at the Salem MBTA Commuter Rail station. We will walk in silence the one mile to the entrance of the plant for meeting for worship. Bring a food for a picnic fellowship time following worship.

TRAVEL: Commuter Rail train leaves North Station at 10:20AM, with a return train leaving at 1:24pm. If arriving by car, plan to park and meet us at the T station and walk with us. For those unable to walk, email below for more details.

Please let us know if you plan to come by emailing oharjo@gmail.com or minga@thebornes.org (particularly if you are in the Boston area)

Entrance to Footprint Power plant under construction, with old Salem Harbor coal plant being demolished. Photo credit: By NewtonCourt [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons