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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.

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March 13, 2015

Earth Day Sunday 2015

"Have you anything here to eat?" 
Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate

Earth Day Sunday 2015 resource


As disciples of Jesus Christ, we commit to daily living out our faith. We do this individually, in community with one another, and with the rest of God’s creation. On this Earth Day Sunday, we reflect in particular on how climate and food concerns impact us. How does food production and consumption impact the climate? How does climate change affect growing and accessing food?


Find our Earth Day Sunday 2015 resource both as a Presbyterian download (look on the right side of ...

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January 27, 2014

Preach-In resources available for Feb 14

Valentine’s Day Preach-In on Climate Change


Over one thousand congregations and 350,000 people of faith are expected to participate in Interfaith Power & Light’s National Preach-In on Climate Change this Valentine’s Day weekend. The theme of the 2014 Preach-In is "Doing our Part", and congregations all over the country will be doing their part by using energy more efficiently and greening their facilities to help curb climate change and protect our children's future. The Preach-In comes just as the EPA prepares to implement first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Clergy and lay people will ...

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March 4, 2013

Sunday Morning Sustainability: Earth Day Sunday 2013

"Sunday Morning Sustainability: Eco-Justice Impacts and Opportunities" (the Earth Day Sunday 2013 resource) is now available! Celebrate an earth care Sunday in worship and education through this ecumenically developed resource.


For this resource and earlier themes for Earth Day Sunday, go to the Environmental Ministries web site.

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February 7, 2013

This weekend congregations will host preach-ins on climate change

Presbyterian congregations as well as many others are participating this weekend in a national "preach-in" on global warming. In addition to raising the issue of climate change in worship and preaching, churches may send postcards or petitions to President Obama to "love" God's earth (this close to Valentine's Day). My home church is participating in this preach-in and our Earth Care Team is looking forward to good biblical exegesis, wonderful Reformed worship, and fellowship over a soup and bread lunch as we hear more about climate change after worship.


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