by Kathy Merkle-Raymond
A sermon by Kathy Merkle-Raymond, Director of Communal Care (preaching texts: Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18 and Matthew 5: 38-48)....Download
This group was formed in response to the growing threat of global climate change. The relevance of this issue to our faith is well summarized in a resolution of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., which…
…finds that the Christian mandate to care for Creation and the biblical promise of the restoration of right relationships between God, human beings, and the rest of Creation impels and inspires us to act to reduce our energy usage.
…finds that the urgency, injustice and seriousness of this issue calls us as Christians to act NOW and to act boldly to lead the way in reducing our energy usage.
…strongly urges all Presbyterians to immediately make a bold witness by aspiring to live carbon neutral lives.
On September 25th, we held a Community Forum to discuss the Divestment from Fossil Fuels overture considered by the Committee on Immigration and Environment at GA2016 in Portland last June. Click here for a transcript of our presentations and here for the text of the original overture and what was passed at GA.
On October 9th, Gary Payton, official observer from PC(USA) to the COP 21 Climate Talks in Paris, December, 2015, shared his experiences with us and updated us on what has happened with the Climate Accords since then. Click here for a recording of his talk.
Click here for Gary’s reflections on the Paris Agreement at the one year mark, both its challenges in the Trump administration and the global efforts to sustain momentum.
In November we had our Re-gifting table the Peace and Social Justice Harvest Fair, an annual tradition that encourages people to not discard old gifts and not buy new gifts. One person’s junk is another person’s treasure!
On February 5th we will celebrate with our community the 10th anniversary of being Cool Planet!!
You can see pictures of these and other events on the Cool Planet Facebook page.
First Pres states: “We are a green church, committed to environmental action.” Click here to learn more about how we’re encouraging change by individuals, our church community and governments at various levels.
For more details, click here.
We are a small group with big plans; we could use your help! We meet in the Church Lounge on the first Sunday of each month just after the main worship service. For further information, please contact Shirley Eglington.
Fossil Free PCUSA
Presbyterians for Earth Care
PC(USA) Environmental Ministries
California Interfaith Power and Light
PICA (Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action)
Save the Bay