Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sermon Contest Finalists!

We’re hosting our first-ever sermon contest and we want your help in picking the winners. We've received quality entries from Earth Ministry members across 13 states and an expert panel of judges will determine the six finalists to give their sermons on October 4. You'll get to hear three contest finalists in both clergy and lay categories, and your job is to help decide which sermons are the most engaging and inspirational.

Today, we are pleased to announce the six Celebration of St. Francis Sermon Contest finalists! And they are....drum roll, please...

In the Lay Category:

Annette Andrews-Lux of Freeland, WA

Sherry Golden of Flagstaff, AZ

Tom Walker of Clinton, WA

In the Clergy & Vowed Religious Category:

Rev. Mary Brown of North Bend, WA

Sister Mimi Maloney of Olympia, WA and

Rev. Gerry Porter of Kingston, WA

Join Earth Ministry for Our Annual Celebration of St. Francis!

Come and vote for the best sermon in each category – the lay category will be determined by paper ballot, and in the clergy category, you’ll have a chance to vote with your dollars. All money raised will go directly to support Earth Ministry’s mission and programs, and the winners will receive fabulous prizes! Admission is free and all are welcome.

We’ll also have earth-honoring choral music performed by the Trinity United Methodist and Plymouth United Church of Christ choirs, a presentation of banners to our newest Greening Congregations, and a celebratory reception.

Greening Congregations to be Honored:

First Presbyterian Church, Port Townsend, WA

Grace Episcopal, Bainbridge Island, WA

Wesley UMC, Yakima, WA

Woodland Park Presbyterian, Seattle, WA

This event will be held at 7pm on October 4th, 2008, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 6512 23rd Ave NW, Seattle, WA.

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