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Friday - April 21

Eco-Film & Panel Discussion Maryland Presbyterian Churchchange everything logo

“This Changes Everything” is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction best seller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there.

7:00pm Meet & Greet (Light Refreshments)
7:30pm Viewing: “This Changes Everything”
9:00pm Panel Discussion

Sponsored by Towson, Maryland, Babcock and Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Churches.

Earth Care Congregations

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Is your church active in earth care or interested in becoming more involved in being stewards of God’s earth?  To become certified as an Earth Care Congregations churches take the “Earth Care Pledge” and complete activities and projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities and outreach. To learn more, visit: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/
ministries/environment/earth-care-congregations/ 

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Church Bulletins & Information

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Available Upon Request


April 21 Church Bulletin (PDF)

April 22 Church Bulletin (PDF)

April 23 Church Bulletin (PDF)

Saturday - April 22

Christians, Bible & Ecological Crisis
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County  

Join us at this forum for lively discussion on "Christians,the Bible and the Ecological Crisis" with Patricia K. Tull, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and the 2017 Scholar in residence.  Prof. Tull will discuss the scripture of ancient Jews and Christians who were keenly aware of their absolute dependence on, and interdependence with, the other elements of the natural world. These ancient peple developed a rich theology of creation, which contemporary people of faith are now reclaiming. In the process, we discover not only joy in a powerful world beyond the human, but urgency to do all we can to assure its thriving and our own. Although many people find environmental problems either too remote or too frightening to face, the actions needed to change our course are both practical and doable.  Pre-registration required.


Earth Action Field Day/The Center
Baltimore City Venues

Put your hands and feet to work and volunteer for Earth Action Mission opportunities organized by The Center and the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake. CLICK URL BELOW TO REGISTER FOR SATURDAY ACTIVITIES: *https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presbytery-of-baltimores-2017-earth-action-weekend-tickets-29998038942. Garden at Clifton Park Food Forest or plant trees at Knox Presbyterian Church. Other opportunities offered as they become available. Volunteer Opportunities 10am to 2pm 


The Environment and Faith
Churchville Presbyterian Church                Join members of Churchville’s congregation for a pot-luck dinner and discussion on environmental ministries and the denomination’s policy featuring keynote speaker Rebecca Barnes PC(USA). And,0412_Barnes_Davies stay for a panel discussion with faith leaders and environmental advocates. 5pm to 8pm Potluck & Panel Discussion.

 

THE PANEL

Sasha Reamer

 

Baltimore Shambhala Garden 

Juliette Zephyr

  

Havre de Grace United Methodist Church

Rabbi Gila Ruskin

 

Temple Adas Shalom

Joelle Novey

 

Interfaith Power and Light

William D. Dinges, Ph.D.

 

Catholic Climate Ambassador

Stan Kollar   Kollar Environmental Associates 

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Sunday - April 23

Preaching on The Care of God’s Creation
Churchville Presbyterian Church                                 “God’s work in creation is too wonderful, too ancient, too beautiful, too good to be desecrated. Restoring creation is God’s own work in our time, in which God comes both to judge and to restore…” PC(USA) Environmental Policy. Professor Patricia K. Tull will preach at 1st Presbyterian Church of Howard Co. 8:30am & 10:30am Worship Services. Rebecca Barnes will preach at Churchville Presbyterian Church
8:30am & 11am Worship Service

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The Earth Belongs to God - Green Team Summit First Presbyterian Church of Howard County 

Sunday, April 23 - What Has Nature Ever Done foThe Care and Nurture of Congregational Green Ministries The Green Team at First Presbyterian Church in Jeffersonville began inauspiciously nine years ago with two people wishing to promote recycling. Since then the church’s environmental efforts have stretched: from becoming Indiana’s first Earth Care congregation to reducing the church’s carbon emissions by more than half, to member pride in affirming, “We are a green congregation,” and inspiring neighboring congregations to do the same. In this workshop, we will explore reasons, strategies, and directions for growing congregational green ministries wherever you are. Soup Supper at 6pm. Pre-registration required. Call 410.730.3545.

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Congregational Earth Care Activities


 

March 12 & 19 - Renewable Energy Event (Maryland and Towson)  

April 2 - Project Clean Stream with Blue Water Baltimore (Towson)

April 20 - Children’s Earth Care Art Show & Reception (Churchville)

April 23 - Earth Day Celebration (Various Churches)

April 28 - Natural Burials Workshop (Towson)                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

April 29 - People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C.

April 29 - Wild Wild West Ministry Group will walk a nature trail at the C& O Canal in Hancock and then gather at noon for a barbecue Hancock PC.

April 30 - Earth Day Worship Service and Children’s Activity (Catonsville) 

Spring 2017 - Installation of a bio-retention rain garden system (Govans & Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake)            

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