Members are Rev. Roger Burkhart, Eric Chamberlain, Rev. Robert Grabill, Sue Moore, Rev. Dr. Robert Shore-Goss, and Robin Walkup, Chair.
And God saw everything that had been made, and behold, it was very good. --Genesis 1:31a
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; --Psalm 24:1 (NIV)
What brings joy to your heart, peace to your spirit, a smile to your face? For many of us the unfolding of the seasons, the rising and setting of the sun, the intricacy and beauty of nature is a central aspect of our lives, what it means to be human, the place where our spirits are most fed. What would you be willing to do for the planet you love, for the beauty of the Earth, for the Creator who called it good?
Believing deeply that all creation is formed by a loving God, and that we are called to be wise and compassionate stewards of this good Earth, the Environmental Justice Mission Group of the NH Conference UCC is committed to joining in this holy work. Scripture reveals a God who comes to us in many ways, making a lasting covenant through nature and cross, rainbow and empty tomb. The God of scripture and human experience, revealed in the magnificent and the miniscule, vast cosmos and tender crocus, in a newborn child, the wisdom of age, is also the One who calls us to participate in loving, healing and restoring all creation.
Responding to that call, the Environmental Justice Mission Group seeks to engage others in deeper appreciation for the beauty, wonder and awe toward the natural world and to take up the call to care for the integrity of creation. We invite others to work with us to translate the love we feel for creation into tangible acts of celebration, education, preservation and restoration on behalf of Earth. This work takes the form of:
The Mission Group is welcoming of others who care about God's creation and whose faith leads them to act with compassion, creativity and courage to fulfill our calling as stewards and caretakers.
For further information about the Environmental Justice Mission Group, its work, resources or events, please contact Chair, Robin Walkup, or watch the NH Conference website for updates to our weekly e-newsletter, The Weekly News
We meet the first Monday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
New Hampshire UCC Conference Center
140 Sheep Davis Road
Pembroke, NH 03275
Remote access is possible through Zoom Meeting.
The Youth Climate Movement: A Webinar with Jamie Margolin
Click on the image to watch a rebroadcast of the Creation Justice Webinar with Jamie Margolin, Youth Activist with the Climate Movement.
February U.N. Sustainability Goal of the Month-Sustainable Cities and Communities-
The U.N has designated 2020 as a Year of Action and is strongly urging countries to implement their climate plans to meet the 2030 target date for the completion of the Sustainabllity Goals. In February, the focus is on cities and suburban communities. New Hampshire does not have a large urban population, but we still need to look into what our towns and cities are doing with solid waste disposal, energy consumption, public transportation, access to alternative modes of transportation like bike lanes and pedestrian zones, light rail, fossil fuel divestment and clean energy investment. Can we replace our energy needs with wind and/or solar power and take the Merrimack Power station in Bow, which still burns coal, off-line? Instead of adding more fossil fuel infrastructure, like the Granite State Pipeline proposal, can we re-route those funds to increase access to public transportation? It's time to talk to your local representatives to hear what they feel strongly about and to forge a plan that is climate, racial, and economically just for everyone.
Bill McKibben congratulates the UCC on adopting a witness resolution to support the Green New Deal. We are the first Christian denomination to do so.
Check out his Facebook post at:
United Church of Christ Webinar: Panel on Food Justice
Environmental Resolutions at the 2019 Synod
Standing Rock and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance.
EnergyMatters E14 - Eco-Spirituality
View the complete segment on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/-rHWevN7wIY
Webinar on Climate Change
Watch a Replay of the People of Faith as Climate Messengers webinar by Dr. Katherine Hayhoe of the University of Texas, sponsored by the UCC Environmental Justice Council. Dr. Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian and environmental scientist.