Environmental Activities Report Central Atlantic Conference United Church of Christ
Activities • Mission 4/1 Earth • The 50 days from Easter to Pentecost • Our denomination shared a resurrection witness for the earth with 50 days of greening up, powering down, and shouting out. • Lenten Ecumenical Carbon Fast • congregations committed to reducing the consumption of fossil fuels. • Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Alberta Tar Sands. • Support and encourage Meatless Mondays. • Raising Awareness with our congregations and youth groups • helping individuals and congregations realize that the little things they can do add up and make a difference. • Ecumenical Advent Calendar and Activities focusing on the environment.
Our Recent Resolution • Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining • Idea came from one of our new congregations • The Central Atlantic Conference affirmed the resolution and then sent it to our national governing body to affirm • The General Synod of the United Church of Christ affirmed this resolution at the 2013 meeting.