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.
"Have you anything here to eat?"
Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate
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 the page for the link), and also find extra links, Children's Sermon, theological themes, liturgy suggestions, adult and youth education suggestions. Each year, Creation Justice Ministries (formerly National Council of Churches' Eco-Justice Program) produces an ecumenically-sourced Earth Day Sunday resource. This year it was written by Rev. Carol Devine (Christian Church/Disciples of Christ) and Rev. Rebecca Barnes (Presbyterian Church, USA).
Statement on Climate Justice:
A Faithful Response
We, youth representatives of diverse organizations and Christian institutions from Peru and Bolivia and pastors, elders, and young adults in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), met in December 2014 in Lima, Peru for an international gathering on climate change organized by the Red Uniendo Manos Peru with the support and accompaniment of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
This daily calendar is a quick and easy way to stay mindful of all God's creation throughout the season of Lent. As we slow down, reflect, take on spiritual disciplines, and give up distractions during the season of Lent, what parts of God's creation call our attention, remind us of God, or invite us to become more deeply the people God has created us to be? In this calendar are reflection questions, readings, facts, stories, and suggested actions to draw you more deeply into relationship with God and all God's creation, as you make your way through ...
Trisha Tull has recently published a workbook and leader's guide that work with her fabulous book "Inhabiting Eden," published in 2013. For over a year now, I have highly recommended the book for individual, small group, and congregational study. That activity will be made even easier with this new workbook and leader's guide. The spiral-bound workbook allows readers to write their own ecological story as they learn. The Leader's Guide offers help for discussing the book in Bible study groups, adult Vacation Bible School, retreat, and book clubs.
For sample chapters, to learn more, and to order ...
This page is a collection of stories that have been printed on this blog about our PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations and other earth-caring congregations. You can also find these stories through clicking various categories on the right sidebar menu (for instance if you are looking for "food" or "climate" or "education" stories about churches). However, this list seems somewhat easier to navigate if you are looking for a particular church and location, without scrolling through the 20 some pages of "church earth care stories," page by page).
2014 stories- 5th year anniversary congregations (churches that were first certified with ...