Current PJC Happenings

Decorah March For Our Lives
Saturday,March 24th Decorah March For Our Lives Beginning at 2PM at Mary Christopher Park, the Decorah March For Our Lives will take place. Participants will march from Mary Christopher Park up Water Street and up to the Courthouse steps. The purpose of the march is to help honor the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, Florida. It is to promote common sense changes in legislation. Preventing assault weapons from being easily accessible, implementing a more efficient background check system and improving mental health services across the country are things most would agree make sense. The purpose of this march is NOT to take away all guns or to alienate and ostracize folks- but to come together. Coming together for productive dialogue and conversations about what we can do now and how to best take action.

Food Security and the Decorah Community Food Pantry
The Food Pantry at First Lutheran Church has been in the forefront of delivering economic and environmental justice for the past 20 years! Not only does the Pantry serve hundreds of families in need of good nutrition, it also saves food from Luther College cafeteria and Walmart from being wasted by a special program that preserves it for use at the Pantry. The all-volunteer staff has experienced continuous client growth and now serves folks from 11 counties. The space at First Lutheran is simply not large enough or configured well enough to allow efficient, day-to-day operations, logistics, and storage; therefore the Board is urgently reaching out to the public to restructure this important justice effort. The vision is to establish a new Board consisting of one representative from each participating congregation. These liaisons will invite members to form committees to address the tasks at hand: communication, site search, finance, fundraising, volunteer base. Whether or not one is active in a church community, we must all hear this call and help with this work of compassion for our fellow citizens. Jud Barclay, 387-3826 or is in charge of guiding this change. If you are willing and able to offer help, please contact Jud.





Upcoming P.I.E.S. Conversations will include:

Jan. 18, 2018 at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm  Julie Fischer will present “An Intro to Hemp” A history of hemp cultivation, a discussion of legislative context and needs for advocacy, as well as the benefits of a dual cash crop. Farmers are especially encouraged to attend and liven discussion 

Ongoing Monthly Meetings, NEIPJC:

    • Codependents Anonymous (CoDA): Every Sunday, 6:00pm
    • Immigration Working Group: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 4-5 pm.
    • NEIPJC Board Meetings: Third Tuesday of every month, at 5:30 pm
    • Circle of Support: Thursdays, 6:30 pm, St. Ben’s Conference Rm (307W. Main, Decorah)
    • AA: Every Sat. 4 pm