A prayer vigil is in planning to respond to Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in Giles County and directly through Newport.
A prayer vigil, “Giving Witness: Responding to Violation of Community and Creation,” will be held at the Village Green in Newport (a small park adjacent to Mt. Olivet Church), or, if the weather requires it, at the Newport Community Center just down the road.
You participation is warmly invited!
Although no date has yet been set, the incursion could occur very soon. MVP has requested permission to proceed by February 15. Tree cutting typically commences within a day or two.
Scheduled participants to date:
- Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
- Preserve Montgomery County
- Preserve Giles County
- Bold Appalachia
- Preserve Newport Historic Properties
- First Christian Church-Newport
- Virginia Interfaith Power & Light
We ask that representatives of faith-based and environmental organizations wishing to participate to contact Pastor Morris V. Fleischer using our contact form.