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
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
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?