Care of Creation!

(September 20, 2020)

We are in The Season of Creation.  The BC Synod Climate Justice Action Group invites you to join us as we learn and grow in the care of creation.  The time for care is now.

  • Who:  The Rev. Laurel Dykstra
  • Theme:  Care of Creation:  an integral part of who we are and what we are to be about as church
  • Date:  Thursday, September 24th 
  • Time:  7:00PM
  • Where:  ZOOM 

Laurel Dykstra is the priest of Salal + Cedar, a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, dedicated to practicing contemplative ecology and spiritually rooted action.  With a vocation of environmental justice, Laurel is well connected to secular and faith based environmental movements.  

How to register:  Please contact the BC Synod office at by 12:00pm on Tuesday, Sept. 24.  You will be sent a ZOOM invitation upon registration.

All are welcome!  Help us get the word out!  To care for creation is part of our call as the church of Christ!  Join us!

The North-West Washington Synod ELCA, offers the following resources for our BC Synod: 

CREATION-FOCUSED WORSHIP – online worship service
Pre-recorded service for you on September 20 (or another time of your choosing)
Utilizing the lectionary texts for Pentecost 16 (Sept. 20), Lutherans Restoring Creation is preparing a creation-focused worship service for congregations to download. The service will include participants from all over the country, including Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the Rev. Barbara Rossing, the Rev. Lenny Duncan, Rebekah Bruesehoff, rostered ministers, and members of the Lutherans Restoring Creation Board of Directors. Music will be provided by Marty Haugen, the Rev. Leah Schade and Pastor John Tirro. A bulletin and a recording of the service will be available for free download on Sept. 14 at

Looking for a different kind of Lenten fast this year? Citizens for Public Justice is calling for a Lenten Faith-in-Action campaign for Climate Justice including a pledge to individual climate actions and resources to help you advocate on behalf of God’s creation.

As Lent begins, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and organizers across Canada will be mark the season with our annual Give it up for the Earth! climate action campaign. Beginning on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26), over 185 groups will be engaging in 40 days of personal and political climate action.

Declining Arctic sea ice: 1979-2010 Changes in Arctic sea ice are an indicator of climate change. Observations from NASA satellites show that Arctic sea ice is now declining at a rate of 11.5 percent per decade, relative to the 1979 to 2000 average.
Photo: NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio and adapted for NASA’s Global Climate Change website

Through Give it up for the Earth!, Canadian Christians will commit to reducing their personal greenhouse gas emissions by taking actions that include eliminating air and car travel, supporting eco-friendly businesses, and divesting from fossil fuel companies.

We know that personal action is not enough to mitigate the impacts of climate change. So the Give it up for the Earth! campaign also includes a postcard campaign, calling on the federal government to invest in a National Just Transition and Decarbonization Strategy.

“By taking action to reduce emissions in their homes and communities, people of faith can engage in climate advocacy with integrity,” says Karri Munn-Venn, CPJ’s senior policy analyst. “But we also need our government to take action. A modernized, diversified green economy will lead to major emissions reductions, create good, secure jobs, and promote the well-being of everyone in Canada.”

This year, CPJ will distribute over 15,000 postcards to churches, schools, and faith-based organizations across the country. We are excited to have participation from Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, Lutherans, MennonitesPresbyterians, members of the Christian Reformed and United Churches, as well as several evangelicalecumenical, and multi-faith networks.

–Reposted from Citizens for Public Justice

Give it up for the Earth!