Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It will include 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-Davies is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She recently graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a M.Div. and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.
"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.
Bayfield Presbyterian Church in Bayfield, WI is one of the 100+ PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations. Bayfield Presbyterian is located only a few block from the shore of beautiful Lake Superior. This congregation has a long tradition of appreciating and caring for this incredible example of God’s Creation.
Bayfield Presbyterian has taken many steps to make the church more energy efficient and they are continuing to add new programs to help members learn how to be more sustainable. Pastor David Oliver-Holder stated, “ I am so amazed by how many members of our church are involved in community sustainability efforts."
PCUSA General Assemblies have time and again urged us to seek environmental justice, particularly for those in low-income communities. One of the most critical environmental justice issues in our country right now is to stand for justice for the people and environment of Appalachia, by standing against mountaintop removal coal mining.
Today, gathering as friends of miners and mountains, an interfaith contingent of faith communities rallied in Frankfort, KY to declare (on this Valentine’s Day), “I love mountains!” I represented PCUSA and was joined by the pastor and members of First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethtown, KY (one of our PCUSA ...
Beginning this year, PCUSA Environmental Ministries (now as a part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program) is supported by the One Great Hour of Sharing. All the support and connection Environmental Ministries is able to provide to you is thanks to the generous gifts of congregations that want to ensure that the national church continues to engage works of compassion and justice as disciples of Jesus Christ.
This offering, taken by congregations around Easter, goes to support vital ministries of the church that seek to address root causes of poverty, to alleviate hunger, to assist with natural disasters, to empower local ...