Community Vigil & Action Meeting at The Chapel
3939 Laurel Run, Columbia, PA 17512
Sunday, August 27 at 6 PM
Two days ago, district judge Jeffrey Schmehl declared that Williams could take immediate possession of the last remaining Lancaster County properties for a pipeline project that hasn’t even received final permits. The court order authorizes the U.S. Marshal Service to defend Williams’ claim to these private properties should landowners interfere. The judge’s ruling was drenched in deference to the industry, while dismissing landowner concerns with breezy contempt.
In response, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ & Lancaster Against Pipelines invite all concerned residents to join us for a Prayer Vigil & Community Action Meeting at the outdoor chapel in West Hempfield Township. We’ll gather this Sunday, August 27, at 6 PM directly in the proposed path of the pipeline. For now, Williams has given “permission” for the Sisters to continue using their outdoor chapel until construction is ready to begin. Let’s take this opportunity to publicly demonstrate our continued resolve to protect our land, water, air, and communities—whether we have “permission” to do so, or not!
Come ready to sing, pray, and--even if you're not the praying type!--organize against a pipeline company that expects us to cower in front of their bluster and threats. We are Lancaster County, and we’re not afraid to peacefully defend the things we cherish the most. No matter how much money the bullies have in their pockets.
(Image: Sister George Ann leading a segment of Sunday, August 6's prayer service. By Mark Clatterbuck.)