OSJ Creation Care Update | January 24, 2018
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Share Your Creative Worship Ideas!

We're working on a new crowd-sourced collection of creation care worship resources with World Renew, the CRC Office of Social Justice, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, and CRC Worship Ministries, and we’d love your help! Both congregations and individuals are invited to follow these guidelines to create and submit resources. Examples of worship resources we’re looking for include prayers, calls to worship, sermon notes, responsive readings, visuals, liturgies, and more. Learn more here about how to submit your resource(s). Submissions are due April 30.

The goal is for this free online collection of resources to be available in fall 2018 for congregations to use in worship. Read more about the background behind this project in CRC News!

Thank You!

The total from your year-end giving to the Climate Witness Project was $2,765! Thanks for supporting the work of our regional organizers and partners! If you’d still like to give a one-time or recurring gift to the CWP, please do so on our website. We appreciate all of you! Without your support, this important work would not be possible.

House Climate Solutions Caucus Gains New Members

The House Climate Solutions Caucus (CSC) recently gained four new members! Membership now stands at 66 Representatives, more than quadruple the number at the start of Congress’ current session. The Climate Solutions Caucus is a bipartisan group of legislators that meets regularly to advance climate solutions and policy options. To see if your Representative is a CSC member, click here—and if he or she isn’t, ask them to join the Climate Solutions Caucus!

Webinar: The Good, the Bad, the New, and You!

Our COP 23 Wrap Up: The Good, the Bad, the New, and You is now available to watch online

Watch the webinar to learn more about COP 23 from the delegation that was in Bonn last month. The team discussed the highlights (and lowlights) of the conference, some of the most important outcomes, and how you can get plugged into the process moving forward to ensure that the U.S. and Canadian commitments under the Paris Agreement are met and exceeded in the years to come.

Stopping Climate Change Is a Part of Following Jesus

“We went to proclaim to our brothers and sisters around the world that we believe them when they tell us that their homes, families and very lives are being threatened by rising seas, acidic oceans and crop-destroying droughts. We went because we are trying to love God by loving the world that He loves.”

In a piece for RELEVANT Magazine, YECA’s Kyle Meyaard-Schaap reflects on his experience at COP 23 and why it’s important for evangelicals to continue to stand with those affected by climate change, even as the government turns its back.