Eco-Notes is the e-newsletter from Environmental Ministries that is delivered approximately monthly. Sign up to receive Eco-Notes. The April edition of Eco-Notes is below.
Celebrate Earth Day Sunday
We’re called to work for environmental justice for God’s earth and people year-round, so it is never too late to plan an Earth Day Sunday celebration. Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate God’s good creation on a Sunday near that date (which falls on Good Friday this year). The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program is offering two Earth Day Sunday resources for 2011. Download the two resources: “Where Two or More are Gathered: Eco-Justice as Community,” and a supplement focused on the Gulf Oil Spill, “The Gulf Coast: Seeking Rebirth and Resurrection.” These materials include sermon starters, a bulletin insert and ideas for church action.
Please email me, Katie Holmes, to let me know about your church’s plans to celebrate Earth Day Sunday. Read about Presbyterian Churches’ 2010 Earth Day Sunday events.
Attend the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference
Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC) is a member-based, grassroots, non-profit eco-justice network. PEC is holding its national conference August 31 – September 3, 2011, at Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado. The theme for 2011 is “God’s Earth: Too Big to Fail? An Eco-Justice Conversation Among Faith, Science and Culture." Learn more about the event on PEC’s website. Conference registration will begin soon on the Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center website.
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