The mission of the Environmental Action Committee (EAC) of Village Church is to be a bold witness by advocating environmental justice for all creation. We are committed to making Village Church more environmentally aware and sustainable as an institution by reducing its environmental impact and by practicing, modeling and teaching faithful and responsible stewardship of God's Creation. Our call is to promote earth-keeping within and beyond the walls of our church. Our hope is to raise people’s awareness and to stir their conscience so that they might incorporate creation care into their daily living.
Throughout the year, EAC oversees the ongoing recycling efforts of the church and offers environmental education opportunities through Village U, Sunday school classes and displays.
Under the leadership of EAC, Village Church has been certified for eight consecutive years as an Earth Care Congregation. Earth Care Congregations is a program sponsored by PC(USA)'s Department of Environmental Ministries. Certification means our church is one of over 200 Presbyterian Churches nationally that have integrated environmental practices and thinking into its church life by completing projects and activities in the four fields of worship, education, facilities and outreach. The purpose of this program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth in a holistic way by incorporating earth care into their mission and ministry.
The Environmental Action Committee welcomes your participation. We are always looking for new members to join our committee as well as volunteers to help with activities and events. We typically meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the church. Contact Jerry Rees or Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka for more information or to learn how you can get involved.
RESOURCES FOR LENT
For those who observe the season of Lent and care about creation, the Environmental Action Committee suggests reading the 2021 Tread Lightly for Lent daily calendar that provides daily reflections and actions during Lent.
2021 Tread Lightly for Lent Daily Calendar
Take the Lenten Meal Pledge
Vegetarian Recipes for Lent from Becky Bliss
Other Vegetarian Recipes for Lent
EARTH CARE REFERENCES
Rev. Hallie Hottle Earth Day Gathering Service (Village Church, April 19, 2020)
Rev. Tom Are sermon The Earth is the Lord’s (a Word about Climate Change (Village Church, Feb. 10, 2019)
Rev. Tom Are sermon Meeting the World at My Dinner Table (Village Church, Nov. 24, 2013)
Pastor Adam Hamilton sermon What Would Jesus Say About Climate Change? (Church of the Resurrection, Jan. 26, 2020)
Hallelujah! Let the Sunshine In!