Posts By: Rebecca Barnes

Plan Now for Earth Day Sunday April 22!

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year, and Presbyterian churches are urged to celebrate Earth Day Sunday near this date. This year, Earth Day and Earth Day Sunday are one and the same: April 22nd!   The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program produces Earth Day Sunday resources each year that the Presbyterian Church USA Environmental… Read more »

Gender and Climate Change resource available

Having lived through tornado, sun, and snow within the last four days, climate change is not terribly far from my mind. Not that these particular weather incidents are directly connected as far as we know, but they certainly are the kinds of fluctuations that have been expected to increase with climate change.   So, when someone… Read more »

Presbyterian Young Adult Eco-Stewards

Another reminder and encouragement to learn more and spread the word about this unique program for young adults. Participants can learn practical environmental skills, reflect together about eco-justice and faith journey, and find Christian community that lives out a call to serve in the world.   The Eco-Stewards Program is now accepting applications for the June 2-9, 2012 Eco-Stewards Program in Vermont… Read more »

Another Earth Care Congregation Story: solar power

Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE has a great solar project going as part of their earth care commitment. Drawing new people to the church, their solar project also demonstrates how church revitalization can be connected to earth’s revitalization. What is good for God’s creation is good for the Church! Click here to read more… Read more »

Hope and Community

I really enjoy and appreciate these thoughtful weekly reflections from Rev. Peter Sawtell of Eco-Justice Ministries out of Colorado. Today he writes of “Hope and Community” and I want to share this reflection with you, as well as recommend his good work if you haven’t come across it before. A blessed weekend to you all!

Feb 25th Regional Event on Reducing Church Energy Costs (DE)

This Saturday, Presbyterian pastor Bruce Gillette and ecumenical allies are hosting an event for congregations in/around Deleware to survey energy costs and make changes. Sponsored by Delaware Interfaith Power and Light, this regional gathering will hear from guest speak Andrew Rudin (of Interfaith Coalition on Energy) and will focus on practical, cost-effective responses to energy… Read more »

Congregation Receives FAITH award for wildlife-friendly habitat

 Trinity Presbyterian Church of Charlotte Receives F.A.I.T.H. Certification North Carolina Wildlife Federation Bestows Habitat Honor    Trinity Presbyterian Church of Charlotte has received the “Fellowship Actions Impacting the Habitat,” or FAITH, certification from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. The FAITH program is a non-denominational initiative designed to recognize and certify places of worship that meet… Read more »

Ecumenical Retreat Invitation

An invitation to folks around TN and southern U.S. from Province IV Environmental Ministry of the Episcopal Church:

 

Registration is Open!  Environmental Ministry Retreat with University of the South May 4-6, at St. Mary’s Retreat Center, Sewanee, TN.

EM4 Retreat at the University of the South – Transfiguration of Christ and Creation: A Ministry of Wholeness
EM4 and the Center for Religion and the Environment at Sewanee would like to invite you to retreat on the “Domain” – the land holding of the University of the South on May 4-6, 2012.  “Transfiguration of Christ and Creation: A Ministry of Wholeness” is a retreat designed for those engaged in environmental ministry in Province IV.  The retreat will begin with dinner, Friday May 4 and end with lunch on Sunday May 4-6, 2012. 

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