Earth Day at FPC!
Sunday, April 22 - Join us after worship at 1 PM for a light lunch and a garden work day.
Sue Smith FROM PC(USA) Environmental Ministries
Sunday, May 20 - Join us at 12:45 PM for lunch and a presentation on the climate justice initiatives within the denomination, and the Earth Care Congregations program.
Harlem Grown Work Day
SATURDAY, JUNE 16 - Join members of First, St. James, and Broadway Presbyterian Churches as we spend time in the farm at Harlem Grown, a nonprofit that operates local urban farms, increases access to and knowledge of healthy food for Harlem residents, and provides garden-based development programs to Harlem youth. Sign-up is forthcoming.
3-PART DISCUSSION SERIES ON CLIMATE JUSTICE
Climate Change, Eco-justice, & Faith: Starting the Discussion*
Thursday, April 26 - 6:30 PM (at Broadway Presbyterian Church)
The big challenge for faith communities is determining how to enter the discussion on climate change and eco-justice. An underlying challenge is also rooted in how we talk about science and faith. In this, first of three discussions, we will explore ideas of how to start talking about the science and how the deeper issues of climate and ecological justice can be weaved into dialogues with the faith community.
Climate Change & Faith: What Does Faith Have to do with Climate Change Anyway?*
Thursday, May 17 - 6:30 PM (at St. James Presbyterian Church) - At the core of the climate change dialogue is how changes in climate impact those most affected – both sentient and non-sentient life forms. We will look at the theological issues at stake in this dialogue and explore the question of how faith communities should shape their practices.
Climate Change & Immigration: A Problem of People, Place and Personhood
Thursday, May 31 - 6:30 PM (at First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York) - The number of climate refugees is steadily increasing, and will invariably continue to increase as changes in weather patterns intensify over the next few decades. As people continue to be displaced as a result of coastal flooding, excessive heat, droughts and compromised food supplies, and face the loss of cultural and ethnic identities due to forced relocation, the faith community must discern how to respond to the suffering communities are experiencing.
*Indicates that the session will take place at a partner Presbyterian Church.