This was first published as part 4 of the February 2020 newsletter. Now that we have fully entered this time of COVID-19, we trust that our members will use resources responsibly — virtually, in-household , or much later. As you will see in other posts, the newsletter included March and April events, an action idea, and a review of our February Annual Conference. We will be adding virtual connecting points and more.
Faith Climate Action Week April 17-26… or anytime during the year!
This annual “week” of action organized by Interfaith Power & Light calls faith communities across the country to preach, teach, and act for the climate. This year’s theme is Love Made Visible, and includes activities around tree planting, art, and activism or civic engagement rooted in love. There will be downloadable resources, or you can order a print kit for a small fee. This year’s suggested film is The Human Element by filmaker James Balog, who also made the powerful and beautiful film Chasing Ice.
The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. The theme is Climate Action, and the day handily falls immediately before the Ecumenical Advocacy Days sponsored by the Council of Churches, which is also climate-themed this year.
This early spring is the time of year when, if we give our attention, we can see the power of the life force gathering. Pause to notice a swollen or reddening twig. If you have a little snow on the ground, you may see not only the emerging green tips of daffodils, but also the melt right around them, caused by the heat of the metabolism fueling their growth! Make space to share your awe and wonder on a congregational bulletin board or sharing table, and include us by sharing photos, poems, drawings, songs, or whatever you are inspired to create. With your permission, we will post in our online spaces (and we will credit you however you would like).
This was first published as part 4 of the February 2020 newsletter. Scroll up or down for more upcoming March and April events, an action idea, and a review of our February Annual Conference.