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Caring for creation
Caring for Creation is at the core of Oxford Presbyterian Church’s faith practice. Our congregation extends a warm welcome to all who seek a community of learning and action at this critical time for our biosphere.
Oxford Presbyterian Church (OPC) became a certified Earth Care Congregation in 2021, building on a longstanding culture of creation care practice. Ways in which you can participate include:
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- Blessing of the Animals and Blessing of the TreesJoin us on Saturday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. in the courtyard of the Memorial Church as we Bless the Animals. Bring your dogs…
- Learning with UsWe integrate Creation Care into our Christian Education programming for all ages and stages– from preschool to adult Christian Education. Early childhood: check out…
- Joining us for WorshipSo many of us find the divine all around us, in the natural phenomena that sustain our life on planet earth. We seek to…
- Planting Trees with UsOur Trees for Life Program starts and distributes free seedlings of native trees each year. In 2021, we anticipate distributing trees during Earthfest (4/24,…
- Participate in our Community Cleanup EffortsOPC is strategically located in Uptown Oxford, Ohio– an area that has a significant litter problem. To address this challenge in and around our…
- Sign up to receive our C4C NewsletterOPC aims to be an ally in our local, regional and national transformation toward sustainability. We publish a monthly newsletter “Oxford Sustainability Monthly” pulling…
- Join our Caring for Creation TeamOur action-oriented Caring for Creation team meets monthly (2nd Friday, 1pm) to advance our Earth Care Congregation goals and Earth Care Pledge. Contact Carla…
- A Special Presentation from the Caring for Creation TeamIn observance of Earth Day and Caring for Creation Sunday, the youth and children of Oxford Presbyterian Church share some stories and images of…
We hope you will join us as we lean into this important work.
Please contact the OPC Church office for additional information at: email@example.com or 513.523.6364.
Caring for Creation links and Resources
Links from the Presbyterian Hunger Program:
- PHP Director Rebecca Barnes-Davies presentation to our congregation in January 2021: link here
- PHP main page with intro 3 minute video, and various pathways to get to resources is pcusa.org/hunger
- Presbyterian Hunger Program youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/2010PHP/videos or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1x4rFAgzmRDeorUDly6zNg
- PHP resources and “get engaged” page with powerpoints on the HAC, ECC and overall PHP program can be found at pcusa.org/hunger if you go to the “resources” or “Get engaged” tab (horizontal green menu bar under the title photo)
- You can sign up for our three blogs here:
- Individual PHP programs/offices can be found on the right-hand side vertical menu bar at pcusa.org/hunger
- Fair trade resources are at pcusa.org/fairtrade
- Just Eating curriculum can be found at pcusa.org/justeating
- Advocacy training happens nationally each April but also advocacy resources and workshops can be arranged through our Office of Public Witness pcusa.org/Washington should have links for the Compassion Peace and Justice advocacy training days and Ecumenical Advocacy Days, as well as to their blog, action alert system, and resources
- Sustainable Development Goals at the UN are available through our PCUSA’s UN office resource https://www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/study-devotional-guide-for-the-sustainable-development-goals/
Links from Presbyterians for Earth Care
Presbyterians for Earth Care main page: https://presbyearthcare.org/
Links from Presbyterians for Climate Justice
Our Caring for Creation team would like to invite you to participate in a series of conversations hosted by Presbyterian Climate Advocates held on Sundays from April 11- May 2 from 4-5:15 on the topic of “Faith and the Climate Crisis” We are hoping to have multiple attendees from OPC. Register here. You can see an inspiring presentation from Dr. Tull about her efforts to make her home “Net Zero” at this link.