God's Green Earth & You..th
WHAT: "GOD'S EARTH & YOU..th"
Environmental Stewardship and Justice Forum
WHO: Youth (12 and over) and Young Adults
WHEN: Monday, April 23rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Street United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (first floor; entrance on New Street) in Shepherdstown, WV
GUEST: Allen Johnson, Christians for the Mountains
WHY: In celebration of Earth Day, to inspire and educate youth to become loving caretakers of God's good earthand to learn how faith informs action.
7:00 - 7:10: Music by Katherine Madigan; Opening Prayer by Brandon Dennison with brief remarks about faith aspects of stewardship and handouts of Spiritual Declaration on Wilderness; introduction of Allen Johnson
7:10 - 7:45 Allen Johnson talks to youth about how faith is connected to environmental stewardship and how faith inspires action. He will discuss importance of wilderness in spiritual growth and how stewardship encompasses everyday actions and larger, sustained action that requires community-wide efforts. He will touch on importance of these things: 1) planting trees; 2) gardening and native planting -- God's soil; 3) recylcing; 4) energy conservation, which will lead into mining and 5) mountain-top removal mining and its effects on environmental justice and water quality; 6) global climate change from burning of fossil fuels and how each of us contributes; and 7) preservation of wilderness as the responsibility of every person of faith.
7:45 - 8:00 Dan Chiotos will ask youth to consider, while taking a refreshment break, how each of us can reduce consumption and be more responsible consumers. Refreshments and DVDs showing of "Mountain Mourning" and new Wilderness DVD from Christians for the Mountains.
8:00 - 8:25 Dan will start discussion with youth about environmental action
8:25 - 8:30 Prayer & Song: Brandon Dennison will close with prayer and music by Katherine Madigan.
Re: God's Green Earth & You..th
Christians for the Mountains. Since that title didn't make much sense, I looked them up. Seems that the group has alot in common with us from a land and mountain preservation standpoint.
Originally Posted by Kensey
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