Justice & Creation Summer Fellowship Grant

Care for God’s Creation

Our mission is to connect Christian faith, spiritual practice and creation consciousness in order to demonstrate the fullness of God’s shalom. Out of our call to “do justice” (Micah 6:8), we strive to demonstrate the fullness of God’s shalom through living out our faith by caring for God’s creation. In keeping with this demonstration, a resolution concerning carbon neutrality was passed at the 2017 General Assembly. From Hawaii and Washington to Ontario and Florida, and everywhere in between, Disciples congregations are caring for creation in unique and inspiring ways.

 

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Announcing Justice and Creation Summer Fellowship Grants

12 Justice and Creation Ministry Sites!  12 youth/young adult (ages 16-26) Justice and Creation Summer Fellows 12 collaborative intentions on faithful justice, creation care and…

Renewal, Imagination and Action in the mountains with Chapman University Students

For you shall go out in joy     and be led back in peace;the mountains and the hills before you     shall burst…

Disciples Join 31 Denominations and Religious Groups to form One Home One Future

Disciples congregations continue to lean into a historic movement.  In the fall of 2023, 31 US denominations and faith organizations joined together to launch One…

Green Chalice Online Gathering Jan. 9th!

Green Chalice Online Gathering January 9, 7pm ET Clergy, Lay Leaders of established or emerging Green Chalice churches and people interested in active hope are…

Green Chalice Visioning Gathering Inspires Hope and Action for Climate Justice 

Green Chalice friends, staff, and collaborators recently convened at Christmount Christian Assembly in the serene landscape of Black Mountain, North Carolina. This gathering was an opportunity for…

Holy Heat Pumps: A Webinar on Heat Pumps for Faith Communities

October 25, 1pm ET.  Register here. How we cool and heat our buildings is a significant part of how we address the climate crisis. When…

Eco Grief Circles- October 2023

How are you responding to news about ecological and social challenges? Beginning October 10, 2023  Register Now Tuesdays, 12-1:15pm Eastern Time Join us as we…

Green Chalice Certification Process has been updated!

We are excited to announce a new updated version of the Green Chalice Certification process. With support and input from many faith leaders like Rev….

Green Chalice @ General Assembly

    Green Chalice Events Outdoor Event – Saturday, July 29, 7-8:30am  Cave Hill Cemetery 701 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204 Awe Walk in Nature: Join…

GC Gathering: Sharing a Ton of Food, Sunny Disaster Responses, Garden Sundays and Sacred Protest

We celebrate the stories shared and connections made at the June 6th Green Chalice Gathering where clergy and lay leaders of established or emerging Green…

Blessed are Those who Mourn- Eco Grief

This was originally posted on the Blessed Tomorrow website in May 2021.  It can be found here. Faith communities have a complicated history when it…

Green Chalice Gathering June 6, 7pm ET Register today! 

Clergy and Lay Leaders of established or emerging Green Chalice churches are welcome to join in this informative and spirit led conversation.  We will hear…

Movie Screening: The Ants and the Grasshopper  March

Ants and the Grasshopper Film March 1, 7pm Eastern Time Register Here. Join us online for a free screening of an acclaimed documentary that follows…

Disciple Cool Congregations!

Disciple Cool Congregations  5 churches from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are among the 15 congregations to be celebrated by Interfaith Power & Light (IPL)…

Going Forth in Love – A workshop follow up to eco-grief circles

May 2, 6:30pm ET  (one session only)  Going forth in Love: Discerning how to Go Forth from the complexities of Ecological Grief  In this extension…

Eco Grief Circles- March 2023

Beginning March 7, 2023 Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm EST  Join us for an Eco Grief Circle this March. This Seven-week Online experience will be offered in…

Green Chalice News Jan. 2023

Green Chalice News Jan. 2023 Inspirational New Year Green Chalice Gathering  Clergy and Lay Leaders of established or emerging Green Chalice churches were welcomed to…

Inspirational Green Chalice Gathering

Inspirational First Green Chalice Gathering of 2023  Clergy and Lay Leaders of established or emerging Green Chalice churches were welcomed to this informative and spirit…

Rain Gardens and Collaboration with St. Paul’s Christian Church

St. Paul’s Christian Church in Raleigh, NC recently took a big step in the stewardship of God’s creation. The congregation invited the public to a…

Breathing Benedictions – Alliance Q and Green Chalice

Rocking chairs, wheeled chairs, and folding chairs lightly hugged the candlelit center of our circle on the 2nd floor outdoor patio. The gathered faithful souls…

Become a Green Chalice Climate Ambassador

Are you one of the millions of Americans who are growing more concerned about climate change? As we witness and experience impacts to our health,…

On Demand Climate Ambassador Training Program for Disciples!

Are you one of the millions of Americans who are growing more concerned about climate change? As we witness and experience impacts to our health,…

Climate summit speakers urge churches to act now — and act like a jazz band

by Hans Holznagel | published on Apr 4, 2022 on the United Church of Christ Website.  Small steps churches can take right now were part…

Partners United Church of Christ offer call for church action in midst of dire climate report

by Hans Holznagel | Originally published on United Church of Christ News on Mar 7, 2022 and edited to include DOC resources. Find the original post…

2022 Eco-Justice Gathering: Fostering Resilient Hearts & Communities

June 27-July 1, 2022 Christmount Conference Center, Black Mountain, NC in collaboration with Green Chalice, this intergenerational (youth in grades 7-12 and adults) gathering in…

Finalist for American Climate Leadership Awards!

Green Chalice is honored and excited to be named a semi-finalist for the ecoAmerica American Climate Leadership Awards. ecoAmerica recognizes 30 individuals and organizations for…

Don’t Look Up and an Atmosphere for Epiphany

This year I am experiencing Epiphany just after viewing the feature film Don’t Look Up. While there are a couple of spoilers regarding the Biblical…

Faith and Climate Organizational Directory

With the long night of Winter Solstice just behind us, we are able to see light in new ways. When we tell stories of hope…

Announcing the next Eco Grief Circle

Friday Eco-Grief Circle- Sign up here.  Friday, February 11, 2022 @ 12:00-1:15 Eastern Time Join us for an Eco Grief Circle beginning Friday, February 11th. This seven-week online experience will…

Reflection on the COP26 climate summit from Week of Compassion

Rev Vy Nguyen Executive Director of @WKofCompassion was privileged to be among a group of global leaders that gathered for the 2021 UN Climate Change…

Thinking about COP26? Make a plan of action at the Climate Ambassador Training

Disciples’ Ecumenical Ambassador Training Join us for this free training on January 22, 11-3pm Register Here.  Americans are growing more concerned about climate change. As…

Urgency of Climate Change expressed at the Wild Goose Festival and in 200 Medical Journals

The urgency of a faithful climate response was lifted up from the Wild Goose Main Stage on Sunday morning with wisdom offered from Susannah with…

Disciples’ Ecumenical Climate Ambassador Virtual Training- Sept. 25

Disciples’ Ecumenical Climate Ambassador Virtual Training Free Online Training September 25, 11-3pm Eastern Time Americans are growing more concerned about climate change. As they witness…

Facing Brokenness: Being Brave Together- Conversations about love and justice

Facing Brokenness: Being Brave Together a summer opportunity presented by Disciples Justice Ministries features intersectional conversation, reflection and resources around the justice issues facing the…

Fern Way Farm School- Church Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Great news! Christmount has received a substantial gift to help underwrite most of the costs for the Fern Way Farm School Summer Camping Programs this summer!…

A Gift for Green Chalice

Green Chalice needs YOU. We need your leadership. Please talk and educate others about the climate crisis. We need your actions. We now have less than 10…

Virtual Worship

A week ago, my disheveled family gathered on the couch with coffee and breakfast tacos in hand.  I did not have high expectations at all…

Rejoice?

Christ is risen and we are called to rejoice. But, we are in a Pandemic. Almost 170,000 people worldwide and 43,000 Americans have died from…

Faith in Action: Caring for Community and Creation

Watch the Caring for Community & Creation video now! 

Videos featuring GMP, Sharon Watkins

Videos featuring General Minister and President, Sharon Watkins Holy Ground Video Faith Climate Call

First Christian Church, Black Mountain

First Christian Church, Blackmountain, NC goes solar! Read More.

ButterfliesEffect Change

#ButterfliesEffect Change Get inspired! Watch and share the #ButterfliesEffect video now:

American Climate Leadership Summit 2016

On behalf of the Steering Committee, The Nature Conservancy, Climate Reality, and all of us at ecoAmerica, thank you for attending the American Climate Leadership…