Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It includes a wide array of environmental topics: upcoming environmental events, links to interesting articles and studies, information on environmental advocacy, eco-theology topics, and success stories from churches that are going “green.”
Author Rebecca Barnes is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with an MDiv and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.
A Webinar from PCUSA Environmental Ministries
Wed. Nov 13, 2013, 2-3pm EDT.
For more information, see the flyer here.
Have you ever wondered what streams of Presbyterian or reformed heritage support a creation care ethic in worship and liturgy? Are you interested in exploring Christian ritual and liturgy that lift up our responsibility to tend the earth? Do you want to hear what others are creating and doing to bring their faith life and their commitment to the world around them together in the worship space? In this one-hour webinar ...
"Surely God is in this place" we sang together. And, the presence of God certainly moved among and energized the hundred Presbyterians (and ecumenical friends) gathered in Little Rock, AR at Fernliff Camp and Conference Center from October 16-19, 2013. We shared stories, created relationships, learned new things, collected helpful resources, and were inspired to go back home and do the work that God calls us each to do!
Lay leaders, environmentalists, pastors, young adults, and veteran Presbyterian earth-keepers alike found these few days full of great content, helpful connections, and fun. We had chances to tour the Heifer International ...
One of the best parts of my day is to hear creative stories of what churches are doing all across the country to be disciples and to care for God's good earth! Here’s a clever idea to demonstrate how much waste we can generate, or save from being generated, depending on our choices. This fun activity educated on waste reduction, created community between participants, and accomplished its purpose of raising funds for the church!
First Presbyterian Church (Oak Ridge, TN) cares about God's creation and acts to show it in a variety of ways. In their worship life, educational offerings, outreach activities, and in their buildings and grounds, this congregation operates with an earth care ethic as part of their Christian discipleship.
From hosting a potluck of foods made with local ingredients to inviting a nationally-recognized climate change speaker to their community, this ...
Rev. Neddy Astudillo invited animals to worship on World Communion Sunday at Parroquia San Jose (a Lutheran and Presbyterian Latino congregation in southern Wisconsin). Wild animals, farm animals, and pets were all blessed as part of God's creation. This World Communion Sunday worship expanded the notion of what is typically understood as World Communion to include all the earth and its creatures. Thanks be to God!