ECMN Earth Stories: An Environmental Listening Session
December 1, 2020 Online
How has your congregation been involved in the Fifth Mark of Mission—to safeguard the integrity of creation? Join other ECMN faith communities with St. Mark's Cathedral and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light to tell your creation care story, hear from others, and learn about a new program that can help your congregation increase its work for the environment.
As Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said recently, "We know that caring for God's creation by engaging climate change is not only good for the environment, but also good for the health and welfare of our people." He and other bishops interrupted their House of Bishops meeting last fall to join the Global Climate Strike calling for climate justice.
Perhaps your faith community also marched last fall, or perhaps you have been doing other creative things to respond to the climate crisis. Or perhaps you are just beginning to get involved. In any case, this gathering is designed to inspire hope for our creation care and to connect your congregation to resources that can help you grow your work.
We'll begin with a special Advent evening prayer devotional, then enjoy open storytelling from those who wish to share, and close with information about a new program offered by St. Mark's Cathedral in partnership with Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light that can help your congregation get more involved in climate justice ministry.