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Caring for Creation

Want to Learn More?
We are in the process of forming a Caring for Creation reading/conversation group, with a goal of deepening the relationship between our faith and environmental stewardship. Email Barbara Bisel if you’d like to join.

Go Take a Hike:
Would you like to (literally) take a step further in deepening your love of protecting earth’s blessings with your faith? Holy Hikes, lead by Rev. Justin Cannon of St. Giles church in Moraga, offers beautiful hikes, highlighted by an outdoor eucharist. The next hike is this Saturday, 1/23, in Chabot Park. See www.holyhikes.org for details and info about future hikes.

Faith in Action:
World leaders took a huge step toward mitigating climate change at the recent Paris  talks this past November. Of the many attendees was Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, our diocesan Canon for the Environment, who presented a list of 4,5000 congregations and individuals from across the U.S. who took The Paris Pledge pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Celebrate Sustainable Living!

Do you have a “Success Story” to share about ways you have “greened” your home or lifestyle? We will post our stories on the Caring For Creation Page on the St. Stephen’s website! Big or little, every action counts, so send us a few sentences and we’ll all see how our collective action inspires others to care for God’s Creation and changes the world!  Questions, email Barbara Bisel

CIPL Energy Oscars!

Each year, many of the over 500 congregational members of California Interfaith Power and Light will gathered to honor the outstanding achievements of our congregations in the areas of Education, Energy Efficiency, Solar, and Legislative Advocacy.  Each year it is an incredibly inspiring event!  Visit www.interfaithpower.org to learn more about how you can join with people of faith in California and throughout the nation in making a big difference in the challenge of climate change.

About St. Stephen’s Caring for Creation Group

The focus of the Caring for Creation group is to actively support the goals outlined in the Covenant of California Interfaith Power & Light (CIPL) of which St. Stephen’s is a member. Upon joining CIPL, St. Stephen’s pledged to pursue one or more of the following goals:

  1. Educate our congregation on energy production and usage in relation to global warming by offering weekly tips in our Sunday bulletin, articles in our monthly newsletter, and sponsoring speaking events.
  2. Conduct an energy audit of our buildings to identify sources of energy waste and the potential financial savings of energy related improvements.
  3. Make energy efficiency improvements in our congregation’s buildings.
  4. Utilize renewable energy by purchasing green power, installing solar panels, or contributing to a wind turbine fund.
  5. Analyze, reduce, and offset our greenhouse gas emissions with the goal of becoming a non-polluting congregation.
  6. Support public policies that contribute to our goals.