First Congregational Church of Bethel

“Sustaining Creation: A Faith Journey” is a dynamic eight-session series intended to guide Christians on an extended journey to a new understanding of our call to live sustainably with all of God’s Good Creation. Richly grounded in scripture, this series includes reflections, interviews with Creation Justice faith leaders, taps into the wisdom of noted authors, takes the audience on location to ponder the Climate Crisis and includes discussion time so that together we can seek to discern how God is calling us to respond.  Included in the series are participant discussion guides and action steps to living sustainably.   We will meet for eight Wednesdays in the fall (minus the first Wednesdays of the month set aside for Brews and Chews). Please join us on September 13, 20 and 27, October 11, 18 and 25, November 15 and 22, at 7 PM in Patchen Parlor.

Part 1 The Situation We Find Ourselves In
Session 1.A Things Have Really-Really Changed
Session 1.B Some Deadly Serious Risks Lie Just Ahead

Part 2 So Why Aren’t We Responding?
Session 2.A Old Stories That Are No Longer True
Session 2.B Those Pesky Human Behaviors

Part 3 And Yet There Are Reasons to Hope
Session 3.A Hope Arising Out of New Technology & International Cooperation
Session 3.B Hope Arising Out of Ancient Stories Made New Yet Again

Part 4 Discerning God’s Call
4.A Where Do We Go from Here?
4.B How Do We Get There?