Loving God’s Creation: Fully Integrating Creation Care with the Church’s Mission and Ministry
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Congregational United Church of Christ
400 W. Radiance Dr.
Cost: $25 / $15 student (limited scholarships available)
The program is listed below.
It is not too late to attend this event! Please call or e-mail us and we will personally register you. Call 919-828-6501 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch cannot be guaranteed but we will do everything possible to accommodate you.
9:00-10:15 Opening Session, Sanctuary
- Invocation and Hymn; Rev. Julie Peeples, Pastor, Congregational UCC, Greensboro.
- Welcome and Introduction of the Keynote Speaker; George Reed, Executive Director, NC Council of Churches.
- Keynote Address; Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, Founder and President of The Regeneration Project.
10:30-11:30 Workshop Session I
- The Price of Color and Poverty: Economic Justice and How the Poor and People of Color Pay More; DeWayne Barton, Co-founder, Asheville Green Opportunities Training Team (Asheville GO).
- Legislating Creation Care in the NC General Assembly; Pricey Harrison, Member, North Carolina House of Representatives.
- Transitioning our Congregations: Relocalizing and Reskilling through Outreach; Rev. Joe Hoffman, pastor, First Congregational UCC, Asheville, and Richard Fireman, emergency room physician (retired) and Public Policy Coordinator, NC IPL.
- Sustaining Creation, Sustaining Self: Spiritual Tools to Navigate the Environmental Crisis; Claudia Horwitz, Director, Stone Circles.
- Growing Hope: Congregations and Community Gardening; Rev. Kate Forer, Director, and others from Anathoth Community Garden, Cedar Grove.
- Preaching on Creation: Understanding the Ecological Message of the Bible; Norman Wirzba, Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life, Duke Divinity School.
11:45-1:00 Luncheon, Fellowship Hall
1:15-2:15 Workshop Session II
- Making the Connection between the Health of People and the Health of Creation; Katherine M. Shea MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill.
- Embracing Space as Sacred: A Tale of Three Houses of Worship; Bob Rodriguez of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh; Martha Fullington of the Cathedral of All Souls, Asheville; and Rev. Paul Davis, Congregational UCC, Greensboro.
- Bearing Witness and Responding to Natural Disaster: How to Integrate the Environment into Your Congregation’s Environmental Advocacy and Disaster Response; Mallory McDuff, Environmental Studies, Warren Wilson College.
- The Relationship Between Climate Change and Immigration; Jill Rios, former executive director, NC IPL, Asheville; Rev. Austin Rios, rector, La Capilla de Santa Maria, Hendersonville.
- Bringing Nature to Christian Education: Ideas, Resources, and Attempts; Vicki Garlock, Jubilee! Community, Asheville.
2:30-3:30 Workshop Session III
- Understanding and Participating in the Political Process: How to Effectively and Faithfully Legislate Change for Creation in the NC General Assembly; George Reed, Executive Director, NC Council of Churches.
- Embracing Space as Sacred: A Tale of Three Houses of Worship (repeated).
- Growing Hope: Congregations and Community Gardening (repeated).
- Brewing Justice: Fellowship and Fair Trade Coffee; Rev. John Odom, Starmount Presbyterian Church, Greensboro.
- Transitioning our Congregations: Relocalizing and Reskilling through Outreach (repeated).