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 Stewardship 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 Stewardship 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 Stewardship 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.
October United Nations Sustainable Goal of the Month
The U.N Sustainable Goal-of-the-Month is to end hunger, Goal #2 out of 17. In 2017, 821 million people were under-nourished world wide. Two-thirds of them live in 1 of 2 areas, sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia, but it may come as a surprise that even in the U.S., there are many who suffer from food insecurity-not knowing where or when the next meal is. Two-thirds of extremely poor, employed workers are in the agriculture industry. It's time to take a look at our agriculture systems to stop soil depletion, water waste and pollution, and pay farmers who employ sustainable practices a living wage. In the U.S., we have come to expect low prices for food that comes from all over the world any time of year, and when we pay the lowest price, the farmer gets paid even less. Shipping all this food takes a toll on our environment, and even though a local farmer has wonderful produce, if it isn't priced low enough, it just sits and rots. Let's support our local farmers as much as possible, and think about what impact our purchases have on our environment and the farmers and farm workers who grow, pick, pack, ship, and stock our food, and try not to let anything go to waste.
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.