Faith Linking in Action
Our purpose is to engage, coach and support congregations, regardless of religious affiliation, and the members of communities they serve, to work together to address root causes of poverty. We educate the broader public and elected officials about our identified issues, and support faith communities to connect work on these issues to their theological context.
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Community is a founding member of FLIA, established in 2012. St. Pat’s Representatives to FLIA: Rev. Peggy Day, secretary; Mary Ann Perry; Rev. Lev Sherman
FAITH LINKING IN ACTION (updated August 17, 2019)
FLIA is very busy this summer. Many ways you can participate:
Transportation for All: You may have read that the Bangor Area Community Connector Bus Service has changed some of the routes. TFA is working to help everyone learn the new routes and to be comfortable riding the bus. You could help by meeting at Pickering Square any Friday afternoon from 2-4 to chat with riders and distribute updated information about the Bus. The extensive report of the system which was conducted by the Bangor City Council should be published very soon. Remember TFA meets the first Thursday of each month from 9-11 am at Peace and Justice Center, Harlow Street, Bangor. (across the street from Bangor Public Library) Contact Darcy Cooke at email@example.com for more information.
Childcare/Jobs Team: The team is planning to host the showing of a nationally acclaimed film and presentation “About No Small Matter” which talks about the impact and importance of early learning and safe and quality early childcare. This film has been shown to national legislators, educators, parents, among others. All have agreed that early learning is vital to not only our children’s futures but to our very own futures. The Team needs help with childcare during the presentation, coordinating publicity and refreshments. It will be shown Sept. 25 from 5-8pm at the Bangor Public Library. Talk to Mary Ann Perry for more information. The Child Care Team now meets on the 2nd MONDAY of each month.
Food Access Committee: “Food Is A Right: is a campaign of the Food Access Committee (FAC) which empowers directly-affected people to organize their communities to address food insecurity through gardening and education and Faith Linking In Action (FLIA) We’re looking to spur conversation and action among faith groups this September to engage their congregations on this issue. This will all lead up to FLIA’s convening on October 3rd on Food Justice and a multi-faith press event in the days following to bring moral clarity to this issue and encourage those working on it now with a hope of promoting positive community/policy action going forward. “We’ve renamed our gardens as “collective gardens” to differentiate from “community gardens”.
A person does not have to pay for a share in the gardening experience and to receive some of the produce. It is open to those in that neighborhood. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org