We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Season of Creation – Reading and Discussion on Climate Change

The Season of Creation (Sept. 1-Oct. 4) will soon be  upon us. The Bible speaks of a God who is not passive or distant, but active and involved in helping to make creation new. We need to understand our role in renewing creation through reducing our use of greenhouse gases which imperils our environment.

During the Season of Creation  we would like to have a zoom discussion group around the book  Goodside’s M.O.R.E Model for effective climate action. The book brings climate change issues to the forefront in basic, easy to understand language 

The M.O.R.E, acronym stands for Measure. Offset, Reduce and Educate   The idea is for you to develop your own plan for reduction of your use of greenhouse gases. Before we can consider reduction, there is some education required – why do  we need to reduce ?  Before we can reduce we have to measure our use of  greenhouse gases to know how much we have to reduce. We also need some options with reduce, including offset.  It all works together The key words are “you” “model” and climate action”.  You need a plan of action and encourage others to do the same.  We would like to cause a ripple effect .

The book is free to download. Goodside’s M.O.R.E.

Let Catherine know  – stpetersrev@gmail.com if you are interested in this discussion. Thanks! We will schedule based on the level of interest..