Care for Creation and South of Sixth Sustainable Neighborhood will be hosting an Earth Hour dinner and documentary on Saturday, June 29th at 6:30 PM. Please bring a covered dish along with any plates, bowls, and flatware you will be using as we strive to make this a Zero Waste event. During the dinner, we will be viewing “From Paris to Pittsburgh,” a documentary that celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.
Through the Church’s boards and committees, our congregational life is sustained in the form of worship, church operations, mission, communications, faith formation, finance, personnel, care for creation, adult education, endowment, fellowship, and congregational care. Participation on a board or committee is both an opportunity to share your gifts of grace and to develop a deeper understanding of those gifts.
If you feel called to serve, in any capacity, please contact the Vice Moderator, Paul Michalec, about the various opportunities that exist. Paul can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-988-1359.
In honor of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, the Care for Creation Ministry presents the following presentation by Jill Engelstad: Girl Power for a Healthy Planet. Of the seven billion people living on the planet, one billion are prosperous, five billion are moving or have moved into middle-income status, one billion are stuck in extreme poverty. The issue of extreme poverty, where one lives on less than $1.90 a day, is morally relevant in a world with sufficient planetary resources and practically relevant in a globalized world.
On April 14, 2018, we will once again take to the streets of Denver in support of the March for Science. We are planning to meet in the NE corner of Civic Center Park at 9:30, although music and speakers will begin at 9:00. Please contact Matt Teeuwen at (470) 261-1088 or email@example.com for more information and/or to coordinate carpooling. We will have Care For Creation t-shirts available for purchase prior to the march. They should be available by Easter and will cost approximately $15.00.
The feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the poor, is held in October. The Care For Creation ministry at Lakewood UCC would like to invite the congregation to a celebration of St. Francis’s care for animals. On Saturday, October 6, Rev. Mollie will be Blessing the Animals in our lives who are our companions or sustain us in one form or another. The invitation is to bring your dogs, cats, rodents, chickens, bees, fish, hedgehogs, reptiles, etc. to be blessed for the work they do and to honor the special relationship between God and all of God’s creatures. If your pet does not play well with others, please feel free to bring a photo to be blessed in their place.
Special Guest Speaker: Mark Miesch PhD, Staff Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Is human activity changing Earth’s climate? If so, what can and should we do about it? These are questions that we all must consider seriously, as responsible citizens, as loving parents, and as caretakers of our planet. We will survey the latest evidence on how and why our world is changing and I hope you will come with any questions and concerns you may have (including skepticism! Please let’s have the discussion). We are all in this together. To face this challenge we will need your initiative, your skills, and your wisdom.
Care for Creation Ministry would like to invite you to participate in Earth Hour 2017! Earth Hour is a worldwide movement started by the World Wide Fund for Nature to unite people to take action for our planet. On Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 pm participants will switch off their lights to show their commitment to the cause of climate action. This year World Wide Fund is calling on individuals around the world to show they care for the planet on their personal social feeds such as Facebook. Visit www.earthhour.org/climateaction to donate your feed and change your profile picture to shine a light on climate action. You could also organize a picnic or dinner in the dark with family and friends!
The Care For Creation ministry is organizing a field trip to visit two local congregations worshiping God through Celtic informed services that focus on the relationship between God, humans and God’s creation. We are inviting you to join us on this spiritual field trip for these special evening services. This experience will be September 25. We will meet at the church parking lot at 5:00 p.m. and travel to St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Denver for their 6:00 p.m. service called “The Wilderness”. You can read about the service on the web at http://www.sjcathedral.org/Wilderness.
Saturday, September 10, 5:30 p.m.
The Care For Creation ministry is organizing a field trip to visit two local congregations worshiping God through Celtic informed services that focus on the relationship between God, humans and God’s creation. We are inviting you to join us on this spiritual field trip for these special evening services. The first outing will be September 10. We will meet at the church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and travel to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood for their 6:00 p.m. service called “Nishma.” You can read about this service on the web at http://www.stpaulslakewood.org/nishma/
Please join the Care for Creation Ministry for Lakewood UCC’s own Dr. Tim Randle’s presentation on his work associated with the Elwha Dam removal project in Olympic National Park. Contact: Tim Randle for more info.