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OSJ Creation Care Update | April 11, 2018
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A big welcome to the new Climate Witness Partners from the congregations below. We’re excited to have you on board!

  • East Congregational UCC in Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Crestview CRC in Boulder, Colo.
  • Kanata Community CRC in Kanata, Ont.
  • New Life Fellowship CRC in Red Deer, Alta.
  • Knox Presbyterian in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Covenant CRC in Woodstock, Ont.

Also, don’t forget about the special Earth Day fundraising opportunity coming your way soon! You will receive a special newsletter with details on that day. Thanks for supporting the important work of the Climate Witness Partners!

Keep Sharing Your Ideas!

Keeping sending in your submissions for the crowdsourced collection of creation care worship resources! We’ve received some great ideas so far, but we would like to see many more resources submitted. If you have a creation-care-related prayer, litany, song, reading, or other resource, we want to see it! Learn more here about how to submit your resource. Submissions are due Apr. 30.

Bethany CRC Named a 'Cool Congregation'

“‘These five congregations are casting a vision for the kind of world in which they want to live, and then carrying out that vision with practical actions that make a real difference in creating lasting solutions to climate change,’ said Rev. Susan Hendershot Guy, president of Interfaith Power and Light, in a press release.”

Bethany CRC was recently named a 2017 Cool Congregation Challenge winner by Interfaith Power and Light. Read more in CRC News about how they achieved the honor!

Join the We Are Still In Movement!

With more than 2,500 signatories, We Are Still In is the largest network of local leaders, cities, tribes, counties, states, faith organizations and communities, stakeholders, colleges and universities, and businesses that have committed to acting on climate concerns and keeping the commitments the U.S. made in the 2015 Paris Agreement. This is an opportunity for CWP groups to demonstrate our commitment to climate action and to being wise stewards of God’s earth. Talk to other CWP members in your congregation and fill in this form, and we will do the rest to get your group signed up.

Resource Highlight — Climate Conversation: Kenya

Have you used this awesome resource yet? The Climate Conversation: Kenya video series provides a way to move past the white noise and to get up close and personal with the issues of climate change and environmental stewardship. It offers a chance to meet and learn about real people, not statistics; to hear stories, not arguments. It is an invitation to a conversation. Watch the video trailer.

Consider using the video series and accompanying discussion guide for a small group study or a special education series! Visit climate-conversation.org.

P.S. A new video series is coming soon that highlights the effects of climate change in Bangladesh. Stay tuned!

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