Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Have you thought about who is under your carbon footprint and how that impacts your own choices? What are healthy ways to respond personally and as a community to this global challenge?

Join MCC for an alumni and friends summer picnic in Harrisonburg, VA, to learn more about MCC's work in climate change!

“Dr. Sibo” Ncube, who works for an MCC partner agency in Zimbabwe, will be joining us for the evening speaking on the topic, "Who is under your carbon footprint?” As the impacts of climate change become increasingly obvious, we'll learn more about our sisters and brothers around the world who are feeling the greatest impact of climate change.

We will begin with a 6 p.m. outdoor picnic (weather permitting), with food provided by MCC, and then move inside for a program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Donations are welcome to cover the cost of the meal and to help people in Malawi and Mozambique affected by Cyclone Idai and subsequent flooding.

For more information, and to RSVP by June 25, contact Luke Schrock-Hurst, Virginia Representative & EMU Liaison, at (540) 746-8844 or

More about our presenter:

Dr. Sibonokuhle ("Dr. Sibo") Ncube, of Harare, Zimbabwe, is the National Coordinator of Compassionate Development Service (the relief and development agency of the Brethren in Christ Church of Zimbabwe), a partner agency of MCC. She has 18 years of experience in various development contexts, including programs in climate change management, climate finance governance and disaster preparedness (e.g., recent Typhoon Idai destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in March). Sibo and her husband live with their three daughters in Harare, where she serves as Deaconess at the Lobhengula Brethren In Christ Church.

As an articulate, passionate and evangelical voice from the Global South, Dr. Sibo Ncube has worked in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS). CSCS is a collaborative initiative of Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College and MCC, instituted to lead Anabaptist efforts to respond to the challenges of climate change.

Learn more about last year's speaking tour by clicking here.