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Through the Bible, the cornerstone of our faith, we know the stories of God's efforts to communicate with creation and of creation's response. God communicates through rainbows and burning bush, through earthquakes and fire, and through the still small voice. We pray that God will speak through us as we tell new stories of the faith, life and mission found in Christ's church.

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  • Plant the Seed from Food and Faith

    September 1, 2014 by Kathleen Murphy

    The Boston Food Justice YAV program ended 2 weeks ago and since its end I have been doing some soul searching and job searching. I'm back at home readjusting to life in my hometown and trying to figure out where I go from here. Part of me know what I want to do and is ready to get started. Another part of me is holding on to my old ways, my apprehensive ways.

    I want to build gardens. I want to build gardens that provide produce to those in need. I want these gardens to be a place where ...

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  • September 2014 - A theology of preciousness from Stated Clerk's Column

    September 1, 2014 by Gradye Parsons

    School has started in our city. I watch the young people from our neighborhood trudge up the little hill to the front of the subdivision to catch their bus. Because it takes a while to figure out which bus is the right bus, the mothers are often seen standing in front of homes watching their children until the bus comes along. Then, one by one, they take their coffee mugs and head back into their houses.

    I am even more aware that some of the moms still carry a great deal of anxiety about those children. The mothers of color have the extra burden that some unintended action by their sons may get them into trouble and possible shot. They might not receive their sons back at the end of the day, but receive a phone call or a knock on the door with the message that no parent ever wants to receive.

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  • Spotlight on Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church from Eco-Journey

    Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!

    August 27, 2014 by Rebecca Barnes

     

    Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY is one of the PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations which is now pursuing the dual certification with GreenFaith. Their enrollment into the GreenFaith sustainable congregation program both recertifies the congregation with PCUSA Earth Care Congregations and gives them room to grow through this interfaith program with new emphases.

     

     

     

    Earth Care team leader Bill Bowman, who has been involved in Presbyterian environmental circles for over a decade, says that GreenFaith gives the church new areas to try. Bowman explains that GreenFaith “will help us push our limits a bit. If we are going to ...

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  • Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church dedicates community-support solar system! from Eco-Journey

    August 26, 2014 by Rebecca Barnes

    Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church dedicates largest community-supported solar system in West Virginia; Launches new model making solar possible for any community group in West Virginia

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    For Immediate Release

    Contact:          Dan Conant, Solar Holler                                          (802) 595-0338
                            Than Hitt, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church  (304) 268-4886

    Shepherdstown, WV—In a first of its kind project, residents and businesses in this West Virginia small town have come together to do what was once out of reach—making solar power accessible for any church or non-profit in one of the most coal-dependent states in America.

    Tuesday morning, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church members, project organizers ...

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  • Spotlight on Second Presbyterian Church (Little Rock, AR) from Eco-Journey

    Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!

    August 26, 2014 by Rebecca Barnes

    Second Presbyterian Church receives Faithful Green Friend award

     

    Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, AR has been ministering with special attention to God’s creation since the 80s. The first incarnation of their efforts was a group called SPEC (Second Presbyterian Environmental Council) and this group introduced recycling, stopped Styrofoam products at church coffee and meal times, and adopted two miles of highway to keep free from litter.

     

    After a period of rest and then feeling called to start up efforts again, the Environmental Stewardship Team at Second Presbyterian was born and expanded recycling to include paper, cardboard, plastics and ...

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