Posts Categorized: Eco-Theology

Earth Care Congregation Spotlight: Towson Presbyterian Church

Towson Presbyterian Church gets locally active Caring for Creation has a long history at Towson Presbyterian Church (TPC), and becoming certified, and now twice re-certified as an Earth Care Congregation has challenged TPC to continue to grow in this area. The last few years they have used issues surrounding “Food” as a theme, a way… Read more »

Final Reflection on Rio+20 UN Conference

  Scriptural calls to confession and active repentance/turning Isaiah 5:8 Ah, you who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is room for no one but you, and you are left to live alone in the midst of the land!   Job 28:9-12 They put their hand to the flinty rock,… Read more »

Rio Reflection: Human Vocation

 Scripture Gen 2:5-15 In the day that the Holy God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Holy God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to… Read more »

Rio Reflection: Gifts of Creation

Scripture: Genesis 1:31a God saw everything that God had made, and indeed, it was very good. Psalm 104: 1-4 Bless the Holy One, O my soul….you make the clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind, you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers… John 3:16-17 For God so… Read more »

Rio Reflection: Community

Scripture Ecclesiastes 3:19 For the fate of humans and the fate of animals is the same; as one dies, so dies the other.   Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have good reward for their toil. For if they fail, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is… Read more »

Maundy Thursday reflection from PEC Devotional

From the Presbyterians for Earth Care Devotional “Feasting on God’s Gifts, Fasting in Sorrow”   Maundy Thursday reflection By Rebecca Barnes-Davies   Morning Prayer:God of grace, as the day begins we give thanks for each new breath and for the mystery of life. As we reflect on death and life this holy week, increase in… Read more »

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church’s Earth Care Efforts

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church (GPC) in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania was certified as an Earth Care Congregation in June 2011. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ran a story about the church’s environmental stewardship efforts and Earth Care Congregations certification on August 4. Read the article. I also received the update below from Beth Egan, a church member and participant in the… Read more »

Eco-Steward Reflects on Internship

There is another new blog post on the Eco-Stewards Program blog from Eco-Steward Dave Grace, who just finished his summer internship at Greenwood Farm in Hardin, Montana this summer. In the post Dave reflects on his summer experience and his faith journey. Read Dave’s blog post. The Eco-Stewards Program for young adults, which took place in Montana in June, focused on connecting faith and… Read more »

New Earth Care Hymn

Written by Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written a beautiful new hymn titled “A Prophet Has a Lonely Task,” which references Matthew 10:40-42, and reflects on seeking peace and justice for God’s people and earth.  Download the hymn.  Permission is given for free local church use of this new hymn to… Read more »

Be Still And Know: An Eco-Steward’s Reflection

Vickie Machado, a participant in the 2011 Eco-Stewards Program, has posted a reflection from the trip on the Eco-Stewards Program blog.   Read the post to learn more about this program for young adults that connects faith and environmental stewardship.  Vickie’s reflections on “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) are well-put and… Read more »