Environmental Justice the Topic of Lenten Series

The public is invited to attend a free six-week program series focused on Environmental Justice offered on Sunday mornings at 9 am from Feb. 18 to March 25 at Hope United Church of Christ.

The series is intended to explore the question, “What are we called to do personally (and as a faith community) to heal, tend, protect, appreciate and restore the earth’s natural resources?” The Environmental Ministries of the United Church of Christ (UCC) is encouraging local congregations to explore what it means to “grow green” and move toward becoming a Creation Justice Church.

The question is relevant for anyone who has an interest in protection of the environment and natural resources. Attendees do not need to be part of a faith community to participate in these sessions.

The topics and speakers are as follows:  Feb. 18 – Rev. Tisha Brown of the Creation Care Team of the UCC Wisconsin Conference will address state and national efforts; Feb. 25 – Dr. William Urbrock, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, UW-Oshkosh; March 4 – Door County architect Virge Temme will focus on environmentally responsible design and domestic actions; March 11 – Lynn and Nancy Utesch, founders of Kewaunee Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship, will discuss the impact of agriculture on the environment; March 18 – Scott Hansen, DNR Fisheries Biologist will address global threats to freshwater, particularly the Great Lakes; and March 25 – representatives of Write On Door County, League of Women Voters and the Door County Civility Project will provide information on effective strategies for advocating environmental concerns to government leaders.

Hope United Church of Christ is located at 141 S. 12th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. For more information, call 920.743.2701 or email [email protected]

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