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Earth Day/Earth Care Course

In celebration of Earth Day 2021, the Earth Care Committee of First Presbyterian released this video compilation of inspiring words, music and photography from church members and staff – capturing the sheer awe, wonder, and blessing of God’s Creation. Thank you to all who participated! Follow this link to view the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZRKNABK0ylc

The Earth Care Committee invites you to a series of three lessons/discussions on the scriptural call which Christians have to steward the world we live in. The sessions will be via Zoom from 6 to 7 pm on Thursday, April 29, and May 6.
Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82013633831
Meeting ID: 820 1363 3831

April 29th

The Earth Care Committee invites you to the second in a series of three lessons/discussions on the scriptural call which Christians have to steward the world we live in.  Join in virtually on Thursday, April 29 from 6 to 7 pm.
This week we will discuss Chapter 2 of the Pope’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si

Follow this link to view session 2 materials: EarthDay2021_CourseMaterials_EarthCareprepforApril29

May 6th

We have strong biblical and theological foundations to respond faithfully to God’s first commandment, to “till and keep the garden.” But do we tap them? This course will explore the biblical and theological foundations for earth care and the world views that impede humanity from responding. During this last session of the series, Jenny Holmes will provide an overview of key themes of Bill Brown’s weaving of science and scripture in his book The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science and the Ecology of Wonder, view a short video of Bill Brown on Psalm 104 and discuss our response as Christians. Participants are encouraged to read part of chapter 10 and review a summary of the book’s chapters found here:

Seven Pillars of Creation-Ch. 10

The Seven Pillars of Creation – Chapter Summaries

April 22nd

The following is for our first-course overview and discussion – Sallie McFague and Life Abundant

Follow this link to view course materials: https://www.firstpresportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/EarthDay2021_CourseMaterials_Discussion-Life-Abundant.pdf

If you missed the first course on Sallie McFauge’s book “Life Abundant” – you can access all of the video material and discussion questions by clicking on this link:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVU2wb3TNmQ3mw1_R7_DDJiJAYYaRdAQl

 

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