As a bi-national network, our members are widely spread and so are the events listed below. You may not be able to attend many of them, but they can inspire possibilities in your own area. Submit an event
In 2013, MCCN members in the Goshen/Elkhart area began gathering quarterly to support each other. So far, they’ve contributed to the MCCN resolution, shared ideas for congregational life and formed a smaller discussion group that reads Peter Sawtell’s weekly column, Eco-justice Notes. Check out the Eco-Justice Ministries website, where you can read back issues of Eco-justice Notes, or sign up to receive them weekly.
Norman Habel, David Rhoads and H. Paul Santmire, editors
Fortress Press, 2011
Representatives from a number of denominations that use the lectionary and traditional church year in their worship have developed an additional "season" that celebrates God as Creator. The first half of the commentary reflects theologically on what it means to worship with creation. The second half provides commentary that highlights creation themes in the texts chosen for the three cycles of four Sundays each in the Season of Creation.
by Steven Bouma-Prediger Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing House, 2010.
This accessible but thorough book is one of our staples here at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, one of MCCN’s sponsoring organizations. We plan to use it in an undergrad course we are presently planning. The book lays out the basic environmental problems of our era and then asks questions such as, “What is the connection between scripture and ecology?” and “What hope does faith offer?” The author teaches theology and ethics at Hope College, Holland, MI.