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Eco-Justice Journey

Opportunities and information for education, advocacy, and action to accompany you on your own justice journey.

A Pentecost Sermon

Pentecost Art installation at Hightstown PC written by Rev. Ashley Drake Mertz, LMFT, Pastor, Grace First Presbyterian Church, Weatherford, TX Pentecost Sunday 5.31.20 from Grace First Presbyterian Church on Vimeo. Sermon begins at 15:25 mark. First Reading:  Numbers 11:16-17; 24-30 Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 Today’s second reading comes from Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, chapter 12, verses… Read more »

Ecumenical Resources Help Care for Creation

We have often heard the saying that to be Presbyterian is to be ecumenical. That means, we don’t separate our particular understanding of being Christian and worshipping and practicing church polity in our own tradition as being something that excludes us from celebrating and doing ministry with other Christian denominations and communions. Our ecumenical partners,… Read more »

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 »

Heritage Sunday

Heritage Sunday always falls on the Sunday closest to May 21, the opening date of the first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America in 1789. The Presbyterian Historical Society creates resources to help congregations plan celebrations for  congregation   and learn more about Presbyterian history. This year the Historical Society… 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 »

‘Nap ministry’ and God’s plan for the Sabbath

Nap Definition by Zeena Regis, Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator and Member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia. Originally appeared in Presbyterians Today. I received a text from a friend instructing me to “bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow or whatever you’d like for resting comfortably on the floor.” I was going to be joining her at… Read more »

Climate Change and Disaster: Chilling Impacts of a Warming World

Steady increases in temperatures have already dramatically changed our seasonal weather patterns — including more severe droughts, storms, floods, and heat waves. This has consequences on our lives and livelihoods — and it’s caused by climate change. These intensified floods, droughts, hurricanes and fires impact all of us but they disproportionately affect populations already made… Read more »

Uniting From Home

This virtual Earth Day celebration is an offering by Citizens’ Climate Education/Citizens’ Climate Lobby. You are invited to join Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Not all of us are able to focus on climate change right now. But for those who can, we’ll hear from climate leaders, learn… Read more »

COVID-19 Overshadows Environmental Rollbacks

by Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, PHP In recent weeks a lot of our attention is focused on the coronavirus. Especially as information rapidly changes, we are constantly on high alert seeking information to clarify the situation. In this heightened state of consciousness though it is easy to overlook other… Read more »