OSJ Creation Care Update | February 23, 2018
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Read the Preaching Challenge Submissions!

The Creation Care Preaching Challenge submissions are in! Thank you to everyone who participated for helping us to reflect on the Bible's teachings about creation care. The sermons will be featured on Do Justice, so stay tuned there to read them all. Two of the sermons have been published on Do Justice so far:

Care to Share Your Ideas?

The submissions are rolling in for our new crowd-sourced collection of worship resources! Do you have a creation-themed worship resource or idea that you’d be willing to share? Examples of what we’re looking for include prayers, calls to worship, sermon notes, responsive readings, visuals, liturgies, children’s materials, and more. 

Learn more here about how to submit your resource(s). Submissions are due April 30.

Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day (Apr. 22) is just two months away, and we invite you to celebrate the day with a gift to the Climate Witness Project! This special fundraising opportunity will help support the work of the project, so stay tuned for more details.

Bethany CRC Awarded $1,000

Congratulations to Bethany CRC in Gallup, New Mex. (a CWP church) for winning a national contest for modeling energy stewardship! Bethany was awarded $1,000 from Interfaith Power and Light. To read about Bethany’s energy stewardship efforts, check out this article in The Banner.

Campus Chapel’s Sustainability Efforts

"We want to encourage other churches to follow through on their commitments to social justice and caring for the environment."

Campus Chapel's solar panel installation was extensively featured in an article by Concentrate. The church has long been dedicated to creation care and energy stewardship, and now their solar panels have allowed them to achieve 100% offset of their electrical energy usage!

House Climate Solutions Update

In January’s newsletter, we mentioned that Reps. Fred Upton and Jan Schakowsky had joined the Climate Solutions Caucus. Shortly after, two more Representatives joined, bringing the total membership of the Climate Solutions Caucus to 70! Reps. Amata Radewagen and Judy Chu are the latest House Representatives to signify that they’re willing to reach across the aisle to act on climate. We’re excited to see the growth of the Climate Solutions Caucus! If your Representative hasn’t joined this caucus yet, ask them to do so here.