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December 4 at United Nations climate talks

The learning continues in Madrid as around-the-clock workshops, panels, conversations, dialogues, negotiations and events continue to unfold. Sue Rheem, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, continues to share snapshots of the PC(USA) delegation experience at this COP 25 so far.  Thank you Sue for keeping us all in the loop!  

COP 25 in Madrid continues

The PC(USA) delegation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) 25 continues to participate in and observe exciting events and dialogues.   Bee Moorhead and Neddy Astudillo got to be part of a faith partners conversation with Speaker Nancy Pelosi   Photos from the Presbyterian Ministry at the… Read more »

United Nations Climate Talks– Presbyterians Present

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) began Dec 2, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Among attendees are Presbyterians and ecumenical and interfaith partners. PC(USA)-related observers this year will include Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman (former Coordinator of Mission Responsibility Through Investment and the Environmental Justice Office, Presbyterian Mission Agency),… Read more »

Blessing the Butterflies

This content, including photographs except as noted, was contributed by Fawn Palmer of Churchville Presbyterian Church, an Earth Care Congregation in Maryland. Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of…love.    –K. D’Angelo A  crowd of 50 recently gathered at our church’s Fall Heritage/Family Festival. We tagged six, wild-caught  Monarchs at the Pollinators… Read more »

North Carolina Presbyteries “Die-In” To Address Climate Change

Content submitted by Rev. Stuart Taylor of Elkin Presbyterian Church, an Earth Care Congregation in Salem Presbytery. Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. We’re currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the… Read more »

Jesus Calls Us: A Climate Action Video

In mid-August, a video crew supported by Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Hunger Program partner, filmed chapel service at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville. Portions of the service, as well as an interview with Presbyterian Mission Agency President and Executive Director the Rev. Dr. Diane Givens Moffett, are included in a new climate action video, “Jesus… Read more »

The Carbon Footprint Fund: A Local Solution

This article was submitted by Ginny Ayers and Dan Terpstra, Members, Presbytery of East Tennessee Climate & Energy Stewardship Team  The Golden Rule In the Christian church, the covenant between God and God’s people is a reminder that ALL life belongs to God’s community, and that God’s promise to the earth’s inhabitants is for all… Read more »

Bless Friday puts service to God above consumerism

This post is excerpted from an article written by Mike Ferguson for Presbyterian’s Today. It appears online in it’s entirety here. Chuck Fox, a Presbyterian living and working in Houston, first got the idea to start Bless Friday during a homily he heard from a Catholic priest the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2009. The priest… Read more »

Blessing All God’s Creatures

With the love and joy — and even grief — that pets bring to people, more Presbyterian churches are beginning to take a page from their Catholic and Episcopal brothers and sisters by offering a Blessing of the Animals service. Traditionally held in early fall to coincide with the Oct. 4 feast day of St…. Read more »

American Climate Metrics Survey: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In coordination with Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Church (USA) partner through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, the denomination invited members (laity and clergy) to participate in a survey to determine their attitudes and behaviors on climate change. The survey, fielded September 7-28, 2018, was part of a national survey sponsored by ecoAmerica and Blessed Tomorrow. The… Read more »