Posts By: Rebecca Barnes

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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Earth Care as Lenten Practice

On the verge of Ash Wednesday, have you thought about how God calls you to remember your “dust-ness” in this holy time? Might there be a practice you could take on during Lent in order to deepen your care for, and relationship to, God’s good earth? Click here to read more thoughts of “Earth Care… Read more »

Lenten Devotional from Presbyterians for Earth Care

Once again, grassroots network Presbyterians for Earth Care has produced a timely, thoughtful, and helpful resource to help us think and pray about creation care as part of the Lenten season. This 2012 Lenten devotional resource is called “Feasting on God’s Gifts; Fasting in Sorrow,” and includes reflections for Ash Wednesday, for each week of… Read more »

Lenten Earth Care hymns

Presbyterian pastor Carolyn Gillette was commissioned to write a new set of hymns for Lent by The Presbyterian Outlook magazine. (They have posted the new hymn texts on their web site.)   The hymn for the first Sunday in Lent is based on Genesis 9, with its creation care themes. Carolyn gives permission for free… Read more »