In 1977, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly began their first eco-justice initiative, a Task Force on Ecology that evolved into a series of sustainability projects such as Green Chalice. Creating a certification program under the leadership of Rev. Carol Devine, Green Chalice has hosted green retreats, provided educational workshops, supplied resources to churches, and lowered their carbon footprint by conducting regular energy audits over the last few years.
Blessed Tomorrow's partner, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is recommitting themselves to sustainability by devoting a portion of this year's General Assembly to ‘Going Green,' with a workshop entitled, “Consider the Birds; Birds and Faith,” scheduled for July 20th. Register for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Asssembly, and join them as they continue a legacy of faith-based eco-justice!
Disciples put an emphasis on care of creation, so it stands to reason the General Assembly would be “green.” Here are some facts and advice from our environmental justice ministry, Green Chalice, a part of Disciples Home Missions.
Also – Monday, July 20 6:30-8:30 AM: “Consider the Birds; Birds and Faith”- in partnership with the Audubon Society. This is for birders, walkers, and early risers of all ages. We will meet at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center (2.4 miles from the Convention Center) for a prayerful a short walk, listening and watching for birds along the Scioto River. Our time will be guided by a local bird expert, and we will experience a peaceful beginning to our day. Coffee and light snacks available nearby.
And … Monday July 20, 9-11 PM: Meet up at Barley’s Brewing Company to join Green Chalice friends for connecting and sharing!