Thirteen Door County churches and the Climate Change Coalition of Door County are offering a program titled “Earth Care: A Moral Imperative” from 9 am to 3 pm, Sept. 16 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor. The speakers are Steve Coleman, engineer and widely respected speaker on both the moral issues and the science underlying the call to Earth care, and Debra Schneider, Catholic social justice minister, vice president of the Waukesha County Green Team and a valued resource for churches seeking to embrace the call to Earth care.
Coleman will address the moral issues that arise from climate change for people of faith as well as some hard facts about climate change and suggestions about what church people can and should be doing. Schneider will present strategies for developing an ethos for creation care in faith communities. She will share the story of one church that started small but came to be a beacon in the community for responsible Earth care.
The day will include discussion groups in response to the speakers as well as breakout groups, which will explore how to make our churches green churches, what individuals can do to be morally responsible for Earth care, and tools churches can use for community change.
The sponsoring churches are Calvary United Methodist Church, Christ the King Episcopal Church, Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Hope United Church of Christ, Jacksonport United Methodist Church, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Sister Bay Moravian Church, Stella Maris Parish, Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Zion United Methodist Church.
A $15 charge will cover lunch and snacks. Space is limited, and advance registration is required; registration forms are available to download at climatechangedoorcounty.com/faith-outreach/.