Posts Categorized: Creation

Earth Care Creates Space for Community

God Loves God Affirms Rainbow Sign All of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s certified Earth Care Congregations commit themselves to a four-part pledge to take specific steps in four areas; worship, outreach, education and facilities. Additionally, that pledge affirms that the earth and all creation are God’s. The pledge acknowledges that God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth,… Read more »

In Response to the UN’s IPCC Report

Golden Gate Park with orange sky background The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report provides clear scientific documentation that our world is truly in crisis. While it could be easy to be overwhelmed with the weight of this heavy news, our prayer is that it can also be a source of inspiration to continue critical work and activism… Read more »

‘We are tearing down the Creation God has given to us’

On the eve of Monday’s dire UN climate report, the Stated Clerk offers Presbyterians for Earth Care words that challenge all of us to do better by Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service Photo by Landon Parenteau via Unsplash LOUISVILLE — On the eve of a United Nations report released Monday that predicts dire and nearly immediate… Read more »

A Prayer for Summer’s End

Delights of Summer by Jessica Maudlin Phelps, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, PHP God of all that surrounds us, As we step into this new season of fall, we pause to acknowledge the delights of summer. Even though it was, for many, a year of cancelled plans, postponed vacations and drive-by parades instead of back… Read more »

Climate Change and Wildfires

Just this past January, though it seems practically another lifetime ago in this year that doesn’t seem to let up, large portions of Australia burned. The skies turned orange, while smoke blanketed the country’s largest cities. Now, on our side of the Pacific, we are reliving that story. San Francisco has turned red and orange… Read more »

Welcoming the Season of Creation

Universe painting The environmental work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is grounded in Scripture, Reformed theology, General Assembly policies that call us to care for creation, including the 1990 foundational policy “Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice,” and prayer. September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for Creation and the start of the Season of Creation…. Read more »

Sustainable Living and Earth Care issue of PHP Post

Check out this most recent issue of the PHP Post. It is all about Sustainable Living and Earth Care concerns. This issue includes a center poster that outlines the work of this part of Presbyterian Hunger Program.   Click here to download your copy of the Post, or the poster by itself.  

Endangered Species Day

Plastic Fast Facts Graphic When God called on Noah to protect all creatures, Noah had no choice which creatures to load on board. All of creation belongs to God, and Noah was merely caretaker. Like Noah, we have a moral responsibility to safeguard all of God’s bio-diverse creation from what scientists are increasingly agreeing is currently happening: a mass… Read more »

Poetic Reflection- Waiting for Angels

Waiting for Angels The secret of waiting is the faith that the seed has been planted, that something has begun.                               –Henri Nouwen Too old to have another child, I sometimes think of Sarah. If angels visit to proclaim astonishing news, I’m determined not to laugh.   At 4:30 a.m. we scan for November Leonid showers…. Read more »

Deforestation and Covid-19

Many of you may be asking yourself what this  Covid-19 pandemic is attempting to teach us about the state of Mother Nature and the ways in which we relate to her? While acknowledging that people all over the world are suffering from lost employment, diminished incomes and uncertainty, we  are seeing that in slowing down,… Read more »