We are a people of hope, trusting in God to go with us into the unknown, and following Jesus’ lead of Love in action.

So when the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounds the alarm that our window to prevent the devastation of climate change is closing, we turn toward what we know:  that God loves all of creation (including us!) and will lead us toward responding together.

In that Spirit, Community UCC’s Justice in a Changing Climate task force formed a group to help the congregation move into that future.  On June 26, we will ask the congregation to enter a Carbon Covenant for Our Buildings, a next step in our work together to become carbon neutral by 2050.

To help the members of Community UCC discern whether to enter this covenant, we invite you to come to a Conversation where you can ask questions and share ideas, and to review these resources.


June 9, 6:30 PM, on Zoom.  Link will be in Monday Online Events email or contact Jane Smith

June 12, after worship, in the sanctuary

A Carbon Covenant for Our Buildings
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What is the Carbon Covenant for Our Buildings?

Watch the video explainer

Imagining the Covenant in Action

Implementation and Accountability

Imagining the Covenant in Action
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Progress Reducing Our CO2es

2010 – 2019

What is our progress so far/
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Explanations for the Future

What the adopters meant

Explanations for the future
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Our goals and our progress

The working group thanks Pastor Lacey, Merrilee Jacobson (chair, Property Ministry), Joe Retzer (chair, Stewardship Ministry), Bill Lamb (Treasurer), and the Council for their advice which strengthened our proposal.

Carbon Covenant for Our Buildings working group

Jane Smith (convener) smithjeg@mindspring.com, Glenda Chen, Greg Eades, Bill Gretsch, Paul Kiel, Gary Smith, Skip Stoddard

What are your questions about the Carbon Covenant for Our Buildings?

Contact Carbon Covenant working group