Posted by: mcgurker | September 28, 2010

Tell us What You Love About God’s Creation

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork” – Psalm 19:1

The beauty of God’s Creation is visible all around us, inviting us to enter into a deeper relationship with our Creator. This is especially true for those of us living in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. It’s also the reason so many of us love the waters of the Chesapeake and the rivers and streams flowing into it.

Tell us about your love of the Bay or one of its many rivers and streams. Submit your story in 100 words or less by Friday, October 15, 2010. The three most inspiring stories will be featured on our website and the authors will each receive a copy of the Green Bible. (Pictures are not required but strongly encouraged.)  Click here to submit your story.

Read my story below.


Each year the Eco-Justice Program staff takes a day to kayak out in the waters of the Chesapeake. For me, this is a time fellowship not only with my colleagues, but with my Creator. Paddling around with ducks, and watching osprey soar through the sky, I feel connected to God and all of Creation. I leave the water feeling refreshed, renewed and inspired to answer again God’s call to preserve Creation for future generations and seek justice to ensure that everyone can live, work and play in a clean and healthy environment.”  – Lizzie McGurk

We are called to protect and preserve God’s Creation so that future generations might experience God in Creation as we do today. We are also called to seek justice. That means working to reduce pollution entering God’s Creation through the air and water. The National Council of Churches can help.

Click here to download Stewards of the Bay, a series of resources from the National Council of Churches. This series includes worship and education resources to help your congregation form a deeper connection to the Creator, and action toolkits to help empower your congregation to answer the call to eco-justice by reducing pollution and conserving energy and water. Click here if you would like someone from the NCC Eco-Justice Program to speak to your congregation. Learn more about the Bay and upcoming events in your area here.

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