There may be related opportunities you want to share beyond our monthly gatherings. This is a place to connect by sharing any workshops, meetings, lectures, services, etc. that you feel may interest the group and continue the engagement of this work beyond our time together.
To submit an opportunity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 23, 2023
April 20, 2023
A Christian's Guide to Planet Earth: Author Talk w/ Betsy Painter
On Dec. 8th 2023, this discussion with author Betsy Painter will explore connections between our planet's different ecosystems, the challenges of climate change and ecological breakdown, Scripture, and our spiritual experience of God's Creation. Click here for more information.
Submitted by Creation Justice Ministries
Holy Ground: 6-Week Creation Care Worship Series & Bible Study
Holy Ground is a six-week series meant to connect us more deeply to creation and lead us to actively claiming our call to be caretakers of the earth. This series can be used during any liturgical season but would align beautifully with the Sunday nearest Earth Day, St. Francis’ Feast Day, World Communion Sunday, or any special Sunday your community traditionally meets outdoors.
Click here to learn more information
Submitted by Rev. Corey Turnpenny
Developing Green Congregations
This completely online, on-demand course will equip students to engage their congregation or local organization in the areas of environmental justice, the climate crisis, eco-anxiety/eco-grief, and developing resilience and restoration for and with God’s Creation. Students will be trained to communicate with their organization about the most recent information regarding climate and environmental science, as well as how to process the reactions and responses that arise from facing the realities of our current crises. Students will use an assessment tool to determine the level of Creation-care engagement in their organization and choose a track for their final project based on the needs and possibilities of their local environmental context and organization. Along the way, we will engage in readings, presentations, discussions, and eco-spiritual practices to help us process our own emotions and sustain our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health for this vital work.
Instructors: Rev. Dr. Leah Schade and Rev. Carol Devine
Costs: $25 Application Fee, $60 for course, $30 technology fee
Lexington Theological Seminary
Feb. 27-March 25, 2023
Email Admissions Director Stephanie Moon for more information: email@example.com
Submitted by Rev. Dr. Leah Schade
Survey on Ministry, Preaching, and Social Issues
All preachers, including active clergy, seminarians, lay preachers, and retired clergy are invited to participate in a research survey being conducted by the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade, Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary. This is part of a six-year-long project begun in 2017 that informed her book, Preaching in the Purple Zone: Ministry in the Red-Blue Divide (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). She is especially hoping for clergy who are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian to respond to the survey, since these groups are historically underrepresented in research.
Your responses will help further research about preaching and ministry at this unique time in American history. This survey is anonymous and estimated completion time is 11-16 minutes. The survey is open through February 28. You are also encouraged to share this with other preachers in your network. Respondents who complete the survey can enter a drawing to win either 5 copies of Dr. Schade’s Lenten devotional, For the Beauty of the Earth or 1 copy of Preaching in the Purple Zone (your choice). Any questions can be directed to Dr. Schade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to complete the survey
Submitted by Rev. Dr. Leah Schade
Six Week Creation Care Worship Series
Holy Ground is a six-week series meant to connect us more deeply to creation and lead us to actively claiming our call to be caretakers of the earth. This series can be used during any liturgical season but would align beautifully with the Sunday nearest Earth Day, St. Francis’ Feast Day, World Communion Sunday, or any special Sunday your community traditionally meets outdoors. This year, Earth Day Sunday is the Sunday after Easter which makes this a perfect series for Eastertide. Week one starts off celebrating the gift of Creation and is an easily lay-led Sunday.
Submitted by From Corey Turnpenny (she/her)