Thursday, January 16, 2020

Webinar: Green your Presbytery

Green Your Presbytery:
Starting and Sustaining
a Presbytery Earth Care Team

We are facing a climate crisis that is among the biggest challenges the world has ever known. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has responded to this crisis through various statements and policies since the 1950’s. Perhaps the most significant activity the Church has undertaken in this area is the Earth Care Congregations program, with 232 churches now certified. However, there is much more that needs to be done. Churches, with their leadership structure and congregational members are perfectly positioned to witness to the moral and spiritual call to act to protect our common home.

In response to this congregational opportunity, Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC) is offering a guide for presbyteries to collaborate churches and leaders to become better stewards of God’s creation. The strategy involves forming Earth Care Teams at the presbytery level to engage and support congregations in integrating creation care into their church’s Christian witness and ministry.

You can learn about this step-by-step guide to start, recruit, organize and maintain your Presbytery Earth Care Team during a 1-hour webinar, “Green Your Presbytery: Starting and Sustaining a Presbytery Earth Care Team,” on February 12 at noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific.

If you are involved in creation care activities in your presbytery or in your church, you will want to be part of this webinar. You will be inspired by two presbyteries that have formed successful Earth Care Teams. Barbara Overton will speak about her current experiences in initiating an Earth Care Team in the Presbytery of Tropical Florida. Barry McPherson will share the accomplishments of the Presbytery of the Cascades Eco-Justice Team over the past 30 years. The webinar will end with a time for questions and answers.

The Presbyterian Hunger Program has generously offered to host this webinar. Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

By reaching out to support Presbytery Earth Care Teams to connect with their churches, PEC can more quickly engage congregations than by contacting them individually. As we experience rapidly advancing climate change, time is of the essence. PEC hopes you will accept the challenge and join us for the “Green Your Presbytery: Starting and Sustaining a Presbytery Earth Care Team” webinar on February 12

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