The Green Team at Trinity

And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." 

-Matthew 22:35-40

     The Green Team at Trinity is composed of individuals who are interested in Creation care, eco-theology, and environmental justice. We recognize that those who are most affected by pollution and extreme weather caused by climate change are often the most vulnerable among us. Because our actions affect all who share our planet, our neighbors are not just those who live in Columbus, or even in the US; by living out our call to treat Creation with respect and reverence, we strive to positively impact our neighbors globally. 

Season of Creation

This fall, Christians around the world will celebrate a Season of Creation and the Episcopal Church has joined the international effort. Green Team members, Eli Redfern, Robbie McCord and Deacon Craig Foster, will lead discussions on important issues of eco-justice and creation care. Join us at 9:00am on Sundays, September 20, 27 and October 24. Links to the classes are below.


Sept 20 – Click HERE to view the recorded class

Eco-Justice and Advocacy (with maybe a little gardening) - Eli Redfern

Climate change and environmental issues disproportionately affect communities that are already underserved, vulnerable, and marginalized. Given the large scale of these issues, widely concerted effort is needed to combat these crises on our planet. We will talk about the importance of an ecological framework rooted in justice, in addition to the ways in which individuals can make their voices heard and take action in their neighborhoods, cities, and beyond.


Sept 27 – Click HERE to view the recorded class

What can you do now in your daily life to protect creation - Robbie McCord

This will draw from various resources, both from the Episcopal church and elsewhere. We will focus on strategies ranging from electricity to food sourcing to even diet.


October 4 – Click HERE to join

St. Francis - Lover of All of God’s Creation - Kathy and Craig Foster

Kathy and Craig went on a pilgrimage sponsored by the convent of the Transfiguration to Assisi a few years ago. They will reflect on what they learned about St. Francis during that time.

Reflect on these questions before the class:

  • Initially, Francis banned non-biblical books from his small group of friars, as he believed books interfered with God’s divine revelations. Given the media culture of today, how does social media help or hinder you from hearing gods voice?
  • Francis couldn’t stand to have more than poor people and would go without food and shelter to assist someone in need. However, we are hearing and reading a lot about toxic charity and that assistance can be turned into paternalism. What methods do you believe society can or should practice in improving the lives of the poor and marginalized?

What can I do?

A handout with individual actions, as well as useful resources and websites can be viewed here.

For more information, contact Robbie McCord.