First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians

Earth Care Sunday – October 14, 2018

Bible Study – 8:15 a.m.
Worship – 9:30 a.m.
Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5 for morning and evening services
Fellowship Time – after worship
Sunday School for all Ages – after worship
Sunday Seminar – 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
CROP Walk – 2:00 p.m. starting at Faith United Methodist Church
Youth Go to the Corn Maze at Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch – 6:30 p.m.
Theology Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m.

From the Pastor/Head of Staff

We had to know this was coming. Since at least the 1980s, scientists have been presenting their findings about how the earth’s climate is changing, the evidence pointing toward the source of this changing, and offering their warnings about what could happen if we do not reduce our impact on the earth’s atmosphere. It’s been twelve years since “An Inconvenient Truth” was released. Though arresting, the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released on Monday is entirely consistent with the findings and the warnings that have preceded it. In short, we have little more than a decade to make drastic changes to our economies and lifestyles. If we do not, we can anticipate worsening food shortages, increasing wildfires, more coral reef die-offs, increasing heavy rain events with their accompanying flooding, and rising sea levels which will force the relocation of coastal communities and island nations. As Winston Churchill once said to the British House of Commons, “The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.” Join us on Sunday as we observe our Autumn Earth Care Sunday, which will prepare us for the first of a series of Earth Care Adult Seminars on climate change.

Pastor David