Annual Faith Leaders' Luncheon

Wednesday, May 25

7th Annual Faith Leaders’ Luncheon

Meet & Greet: 11:00am, Event: 11:30am-1:30pm

Connect - Share - Learn Celebrate what other spiritual communities are doing to care for creation!  Awards totaling $2500 will be presented to spiritual leaders for environmentally focused sermons and congregations taking stewardship actions that demonstrate their care for all! 

Join OCICE and faith leaders from across southern California at: Temple Beth Shalom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana.

Cost for admission and vegetarian luncheon: $15 (HURRY!  Price increases to $20 on May 20!)


 Our Guest Speaker is sure to inspire you.

Rev. Andrew Barnett is an Episcopal priest, musician, environmental activist, and educator.  He attended Oberlin, Yale Divinity School and Yale Environment School, studying sacred music and community climate solutions.  He currently holds Bishop Chair for Environmental Studies at Campbell Hall Episcopal School and serves at All Saints Beverly Hills.   Andy was recently called to The Washington National Cathedral where he will soon serve as Associate for Music and Worship.

  Andy was one of the recipients of last year's sermon awards!  You can hear his sermon here!


Steward of Creation Award 


The 7th Annual Steward of Creation Award will be presented to the House of Worship that has done the most to “green” their facility. Let us know what your house of worship has done to tread more lightly on the earth. Have you installed solar panels, drought-tolerant landscaping, or energy-saving appliances, lighting, or air-conditioning?  Just send an e-mail to to submit your nomination.  Applicants will have one to two minutes at the luncheon to share what their congregations have been doing. 



Earth Day Sermon Award


The 4th Annual Earth Day Sermon Awards will be presented. If you have heard an inspiring talk or sermon about caring for the Earth, please encourage the speaker to submit it or allow you to submit it for them.  You may be awarded funds for environmental projects at your house of worship!  Submissions will be accepted from faith communities throughout southern California until May 15, 2016, and can be delivered via: snail mail, email, YouTube, DVD, CD, or thumb drive. If submitting electronically, please send the document or link to



• No OCICE board or committee members may enter the contest.

• The sermon may be given anytime during the year – not just on Earth Day.

• The sermon must be 60 minutes or less. 


For more information call Sherri Davison, 714 396-6460


Click here to register.

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