Earth Care Congregation

The Kirk is an EARTH CARE congregation.  Earth Care Congregation logoTo become certified as Earth Care Congregations churches take the Earth Care Pledge and complete activities and projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities and outreach.  For more information on this program at the Kirk, please contact Rev. Stephanie Arnold Workman, Associate Pastor for Mission.

 

Lent and the Environment

Five weeks from now the Christian Church will celebrate Easter, also known as the Feast of the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ. Between now and then there are still enough days in Lent left to reflect deeply on the practice of our faith, a spiritual time. I am suggesting that we look at our environment especially in the light of what we throw away in the days ahead and how we might look at our waste practices as part of our spiritual lives.

News From the Earth Care Ministry Team

Last night in his State of the Union address our President Barack Obama made it quite clear that he is not a scientist, but that he knows a lot of very good scientists from NASA and NOAA and other organizations who tell him that global warming is real and that this is caused to a large extent by human activity. Global warming is going to be a problem if we humans do not change the way we reduce the consumption of fossil fuels that produce CO2, the cause of the green house effect. One of the key provisions God has provided us with in God’s creation is HABITAT…God’s creation is remarkable when it comes to the variety of habitats all living creatures use on this planet…
Global warming is a threat and could cause harm to many forms of habitats on the planet. Let us be mindful that “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it.”

NEWS FROM THE EARTH CARE MINISTRY TEAM
The Kirk of Kildaire, Presbyterian, is an Earth Care Congrgegation

Last night in his State of the Union address our President Barack Obama made it quite clear that he is not a scientist, but that he knows a lot of very good scientists from NASA and NOAA and other organizations who tell him that global warming is real and that this is caused to a large extent by human activity.
Global warming is going to be a problem if we humans do not change the way we reduce the consumption of fossil fuels that produce CO2, the cause of the green house effect.
One of the key provisions God has provided us with in God’s creation is HABITAT. According to Calvin B. DeWitt in his book EARTHWISE, 3rd edition, pg 33, “a habitat provides all the requirements needed for a living species to be fruitful and multiply. It allows a species to fulfill its role or “ecological niche” in the biosphere. Remarkably, with the great variety of ecosystems across the face of the earth and through the interrelations of geography, soils, climate, and living creatures, habitats are continuously being sustained and renewed.” Indeed God’s creation is remarkable when it comes to the variety of habitats all living creatures use on this planet e.g. igloos, birds’ nests, beaver dams, ant hills, ponds, lakes and oceans, etc.
Global warming is a threat and could cause harm to many forms of habitats on the planet. Let us be mindful that “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1). This verse does not make exceptions. It is “ALL.”
Peace,
Rev. Willem Bodisco Massink
For the Earth Care Ministry Team