by Annanda Barclay
A sermon by Associate Pastor Rev. Annanda Barclay....Download
Our Cool Planet Working Group was formed in 2006 in response to the growing threat of global climate change. The relevance of this issue to our faith is well summarized in a resolution of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., which…
…finds that the Christian mandate to care for Creation and the biblical promise of the restoration of right relationships between God, human beings, and the rest of Creation impels and inspires us to act to reduce our energy usage.
…finds that the urgency, injustice and seriousness of this issue calls us as Christians to act NOW and to act boldly to lead the way in reducing our energy usage.
…strongly urges all Presbyterians to immediately make a bold witness by aspiring to live carbon neutral lives.
On Sunday, April 22, we will celebrate Earth Day at 1st Pres. The Sunday Conversation at 9:45 will be about actions we can take to help address the crisis of climate change; Cool Planet has compiled this list of suggestions. The main worship service will include inspiring poetry, slideshows and music, and a ritual where we each make a commitment to act.
In June, the General Assembly of the PC(USA) will consider the overture to Divest from Fossil Fuels. To follow the actions leading up to and during GA, see fossilfreepcusa.org.
First Pres states: “We are a green church, committed to environmental action and justice.” Cool Planet’s mantra is: Look ahead. You are not expected to complete the task. Neither are you permitted to lay it down. —The Talmud
Click here to learn more about how we’re encouraging change by individuals, our church community and governments at various levels.
For a more complete history of our group, click here.
For a list of organizations we’ve supported recently, click here.
We post pictures, news and events on the Cool Planet Facebook page.
We also post to the fprespacoolplanet yahoo group. Contact Pat Kinney to be added to that list.
We are a small group with big plans; we could use your help! We meet in the Church Lounge on the first Sunday of each month just after the main worship service. For further information, please contact Shirley Eglington.
Fossil Free PCUSA
Presbyterians for Earth Care
PC(USA) Environmental Ministries
California Interfaith Power and Light
PICA (Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action)
Save the Bay