A message from Conference Minister Rev. Franz Rigert on the Wisconsin Conference Kairos Call to Action
Dear friends and colleagues,
Early in 2020, just before the coronavirus set in, the UCC Council for Climate Justice issued an urgent plea to help rescue our planet from peril. The Kairos Call to Action invites congregations of the United Church of Christ to commit to a series of climate saving actions over the next 10 years. Guided by the Kairos Call to Action adopted at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Conference of the UCC, the Conference seeks to covenant with congregations and their members, empowering all of us to take on the crucial work of climate justice. Read the entire message here> or view in this video, and share with your congregation!
Whether you have already begun a creation care journey or are just contemplating action, we encourage congregations to take the next step and share their commitment to the Kairos Call to Action by creating a Covenant of Creation Care. The Wisconsin Conference Board of Directors, along with the Creation Care Team, hopes to have at least 100 congregations joining in this call by the end of 2021! To assist in these efforts, the Conference Creation Care Team is working to support congregations and their members through resourcing, advocacy, and connections.
The Conference will record and lift up the names of covenanted congregations. By doing so, we can form a community to share knowledge and resources, and celebrate and strengthen our collective work for climate justice. Check out the Kairos Call to Action Covenant page to see an example of a covenant your church can use, and resources to help kick off your efforts. If you’d like some guidance on how to get started, contact Lisa Hart.
Once your church has created its Covenant of Creation Care, please send a copy to the Wisconsin Conference via email to Lisa Hart or mail it to the Wisconsin Conference office at W1000 Spring Grove Road, Ripon, WI, 54971.
We hope you will join in engaging this critical challenge!
Inspired and guided by the United Church of Christ’s “Kairos Call to Action” adopted at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ, the Creation Care Team of the conference seeks to covenant with and empower congregations and their members to faithfully care for creation through resourcing, advocacy, and connections.
If you would like to be a part of the Creation Care Team, or for more information on the Creation Care Team, contact John Helt, or Bob Ullman.
At the Wisconsin Conference UCC 2020 Annual Meeting, Rev. John Helt provided an introduction to the Kairos Call and the climate crises. View his presentation via video or in printed format.
Read about the United Church of Christ’s Kairos Call to Action and how we can mobilize for the planet…and thus humanity itself.
Learn the 10 ways that churches can mobilize for climate justice over the next 10 years, and begin your planning!
The Conference’s Kairos Call to Action Newsletter contains articles and resources to support you and your congregation in your creation care endeavors. To be sure you don’t miss future issues, and to see past issues, click HERE.
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