Grounded in our faith, our group of Green Stewards works toward educating ourselves and others to encourage positive environmental actions within our parish and the wider community. Our efforts have included presentations at adult forums and a family day, Exploring Nature. Our parish also includes a large beautiful campus with a labyrinth, bee hives and butterfly garden. For many years our clergy have supported a special time for Blessing of the Animals and more recently have added times for Holy hikes, outdoor worship, and picnics.
We recommend connecting to the resources of the national Episcopal Church and the information under Creation Care. Also, One of our stewards coordinates a Facebook Page, Christian Care for the Environment, to highlight a wide range of issues and events and to provide reference articles for those who wish to explore these topics. In April, through our church we will have Adult forums on 4/18 & 25 and a Holy Hike. Additional ideas for celebrating earth month and Earth Day are below. Many require registration:
Eco-challenge Created by Project Drawdown. A family-friendly way to learn and commit to changes
Until 4/26 Kiss the Ground: Film – Regenerative Agriculture and more a part of Faith Climate Action Week. 4/21 Note related Sacred Ground event at 2:00 pm discussion with filmmakers.
4/17 Reimagining Our Relationship with Creation – Ignatian Spirituality Center 12:30-3:00 ET
4/18 Bishop Curry’s Sermon on YouTube part of the EAD event
4/18-19 Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD)
4/20 The Condor and the Eagle Film (on two sites) Film + Discussion with Indigenous leaders 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. OR 4/21-22 Film offered every 15 minutes. for 2 days
4/21 Glass Half Full Planning for Pennsylvania’s Water Future 6:00 p.m. Penn Future & Conservation Voters
4/22 Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens – 9:00-3:00 Volunteer Opportunity to help remove invasive plants and more. Sign-up here
4/22 Villanova Earth Day Virtual Keynote: Christianity, Climate and Culture by Katharyn Hayhoe, Scientist at 5:30 p.m. Register
4/26 Rachel Carson (one woman play) with Main Line Interfaith Power and Light 7:00 pm-8:45
Need more? We can host the creator of the documentary PurePlant Nation in June for a conversation. Let us know if you are interested. Contact Brenda Grove or Janet Rich.