An interfaith response to climate change
propelled by the moral imperative for immediate and just climate action
in Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan

April is Earth Month!

 

Celebrate the Earth with us by participating in these events or letting us know of your own activities! 

Here are some suggestions from Hope for Creation for Earth Day 2022

Check out the Kalamazoo Earth Month website!

 

 

Portage UCC

Portage United Church of Christ is planning a display table the last two Sundays in April to celebrate Earth Day and to educate the congregation about greener alternatives to plastic items for use in the home.  The display will be organized by rooms including kitchen, bathroom and laundry.

You can check out many of the activities they are doing on their website! https://portageucc.org/

  

People's Church

People’s Church of Kalamazoo will hold an Earth Day Service on Sunday, April 17, 2022 from 10:45am-12:00pm.

The Earth Day service will be based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s text, “Love Letter to the Earth.” Weather permitting, the service will be outdoors. There will be stations set up around the church grounds where people can engage in activities such as planting seeds, connecting with trees, walking in the woods, guided meditation, chalking love notes to the earth on the pavement, and participating in advocacy letter-writing. This will be an intergenerational service, in which the church youth help lead activities.

If the weather does not cooperate, activity stations will be moved indoors.

Location: People’s Church, 1758 10th St.

For more information  http://peopleschurch.net/

  

Unitarian Universalist Community Church

 

Earth Month Worship Services:
April 3:  To Recycle or Not to Recycle? with Rev. Gy 
April 10: A Sustainability Talk with Joannee DeBruhl, Farm Manager at One World Center in Dowagiac
April 24:  A Poetic Alternative to Consumer Culture with Ronald L. Banks   https://www.ronaldlbanks.com/   
UUCC 30-Day Sustainability Challenge:  Sign up (http://eepurl.com/cGQsj1) and each Friday between April 22 and May 20 you will receive an email with things to read, watch, and do that will help inspire you to live more gently on the Earth.
More info about these events will be on our website starting April 1.  www.uucommunitychurch.org

  

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Westminster Art Festival

 

The theme for the year 2022 is A Certain Slant of Light!

https://www.westminsterartfestival.org/ 

 

Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition & Church Women United of Kalamazoo

April 22 from 2:00-4:00pm

We're celebrating local Valiant Women: Jeanne Hess & Augusta Lipsey!

Please bring $10 per item, a top to be embroidered or 'blinged' while you wait...

2-2:30: Fellowship

2:30-4pm: Program & Awards Ceremony at eXperience (125 Farmers Alley, 49007)

Least Coin, bring your coins and make some noise upon arrival (Change for Change) to local Loaves and Fishes. Please bring dozens of socks & deodorant. Also make sure to bring your own lawn chair and a vessel, as plant-based food and beverage will be served!

 

 

 

Want other ways to get involved?

Learn about many different climate activities with the Faith Climate Action website: https://www.faithclimateactionweek.org/

Actions in Michigan can be found here! https://www.faithclimateactionweek.org/michigan-listings/

 

 

Sacred Season for Climate Justice:

Learn more about the sacred season and different activities you can do with the Green Faith website! https://greenfaith.org/sacred-season/

 

 

 

 

Faith Climate Action Week 2022!
 
 

Anything planned that you'd like to share with others? Let us know about it here!

 

What Earth Month event or activity would you like to share with us?

Let us know the name of the event and other important details! If there is an event and/or registration link, please provide it hear as well!

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  • Tanai Regina Dawson
    published this page 2022-03-30 18:14:28 -0400