Happy Earth Week! Check out these ways you can get involved, both through Pacific Mountain Justice Ministry offerings and through other initiatives. Also, be sure to take a look at For the Love of Creation’s Earth Week Map for Earth Week offerings across the country
— Alexandra Barr (she/her)
“The challenges are big and the stakes are high. Change takes all of us. Earth Week is April 16‒23. Let’s show up For the Love of Creation.” —Moderator Carmen Lansdowne
Watershed discipleship is an emerging understanding in our life of faith. It invites us to connect with place in a deeper way – theologically, spiritually, physically, and morally. As a part of Earth Week 2023, you are invited to join the Pacific Mountain Region in an online learning opportunity to explore “our watershed moment” as a faithful response to the ecological crisis.
- Wednesday, April 19, 2023
- 1:00 – 2:30 pm PT / 2:00-3:30 MT / 4:00-5:30 ET
Register at this link.
Justice work in the church can often feel lonely and discouraging, working for change that doesn’t come easily, if it comes at all. Just Conversations is a monthly online gathering for anyone in PMRC wanting to connect with others involved with justice work around the region. It will be a chance to deepen your justice work in your faith, share stories about what is happening around the region and develop strategies for working together to support each other in “being the change.”
Just Conversations will take place on the third Thursday of every month, from 10am Pacific / 11am Mountain.
- April 20, 2023, free & drop-in style
- Register here.
Honouring Mother Earth at 15 MINUTES FOR PEACE
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
12:15-12:45pm Pacific / 1:15-1:45pm Mountain
In person at the International Friendship Garden in Abbotsford
Details & registration at this link.
Greening Sacred Spaces Certification Program
Developed in 2011, the Greening Sacred Spaces Certification program motivates, recognizes, and celebrates those faith communities that demonstrate commitment to caring for the environment through action. There are 3 levels to aim for and complete: Light Green, Medium Green and Deep Green. Each certification level has a corresponding checklist of possible actions in 8 categories such as Community, Energy, and Water.
Whether you are just getting started or are ready for the next level of greening, the GSS Certification program is an excellent way to engage your faith community in stewardship right at your place or worship. It is an opportunity to showcase what you have accomplished together.