Throughout the year we are involved in ongoing efforts to support the lives of those in need locally and around the world. Mission is at the heart of most everything we do. Locally we support Sister Jeans Kitchen, GLSEN of Southern New Jersey, PFLAG Egg Harbor Township, The Leadership Studio of Atlantic City, The Food Bank of South Jersey. We also have one of the highest producing Equal Exchange Fair Trade Product ministries in the nation designed to support small farmers around the world. These are a few of the mission efforts we are involved with. Nationally and Internationally we support More Light Presbyterians, The Mustard Seed Academy/Uganda and the national missions of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
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Not for me, please! I choose
to act green; author Maria Godsey; illustrated by Christoph J Kellner.
2019. Children Picturing God; author
and illustrator Ruth Goring; 2019For the Beauty of the Earth; Folliott Sandford Pierpoint. Illustrator Lucy Fleming. 2017. The Fabulous World That God Made; Joyce K. Ellis with
illustrations by Andrés F. Landazábal.
2019. ChildrenWe Are Water
Protectors. Written by Carole
Lindstrom; Illustrations by Michaela Goade.
No One Is Too Small To Make A
Difference; Greta Thunberg.
2019. Young Adult
Climate Justice: Hope,
Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future; Mary Robinson. 2019.The End of Nature;
Bill McKibben. 2006. Love In A Time Of Climate Change:
Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice. Sharon Delgado. 2017. A Watered Garden. Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology. Benjamin M. Stewart. 2011. Drawdown; The Most Comprehensive
Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming. Edited by:
Paul Hawken. 2017.On The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. Naomi Klein.2020How To Avoid A Climate Disaster
- The Solutions We Have And The Breakthroughs We Need. Bill Gates. 2021.
Freedom Soup. Tami
Charles, Illustrator: Jacqueline Alcántara; 2019. Recipe included. God’s Dream.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams; Illustrator: LeUyen Pham. 2008. AntiRacist Baby.
Ibram X. Kendi; Illustrator
Ashley Lukashevsky. 2020. Board. When God Made You. Matthew Paul Turner; Illustrator David Catrow. 2017.
This Book Is Anti-Racist – 20 Lessons On How To Wake Up, Take
Action, And Do The Work. Tiffany Jewell; Illustrator Aurélia
Durand. 2020. Ages 11 and Up. Not My Idea – A
Book About Whiteness. Written
and Illustrated by Anastasia Higginbotham.
2018. Ages 8 – 12 years. An Indigenous Peoples’ History Of The United States. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. 2014. Adapted for Young People. (Located In Adult Section of
Stony The Road – Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and The Rise Of
Jim Crow. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2019.How To Be An Antiracist. Ibram
X. Kendi. 2019.Braiding SweetGrass – Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and
the Teachings of Plants.
Robin Wall Kimmerer. 2013. Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice. Kerry Connelly. 2020.White Fragility –
Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. Robin Diangelo.
2018.Caste – The Origins of Our Discontents. Isabel Wilkerson. 2020.An Indigenous Peoples’ History Of The United States. Roxanne Dumbar-Ortiz. 2014.The Sum Of Us –
What Racism Costs Everyone And How We Can Prosper Together. Heather McGhee. 2021.
The Fabulous World That God Made; Joyce K. Ellis with
illustrations by Andrés F. Landazábal.
A Quick & Easy Guide to
They/Them Pronouns; Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson. 2018.
A Quick & Easy Guide to
They/Them Pronouns; Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson. 2018.Shame-Less: A Sexual
Bolz-Weber. 2019.Modern Kinship: A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage; David & Constantino
Khalaf. 2019.Queer Theologies – the basics; Chris Greenough. 2020Other Wise Christian – a
guidebook for transgender liberation; Mx. Chris Paige. 2019.Bodies on the Verge – Queering Pauline Epistles; Edited by Joseph A. Marchal. 2019.Holy Love – A Biblical Theology
For Human Sexuality; Steve
Harper. 2011.“Mom, I’m Gay” – Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your
Faith; Susan Cottreall. 2016.Dear Church – A Love Letter From A Black Preacher To The Whitest
Denomination in the U.S.; Lenny Duncan. 2019.One Coin Found- How God’s Love
Stretches To The Margins; Emmy Kegler. 2019.The Savvy Ally – A
Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate. Jeannie Gainsburg. 2020.
Activist Theology. Robin Henderson-Espinoza. 2019.
Separated – Inside
an American Tragedy. Jacob
April 16, 2021, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pmSponsor: Citizens United for the Maurice RiverBe dazzled by plants you previously considered weeds in this virtual presentation by Pat Sutton. Sometimes gardeners regard anything they did not plant themselves to be a weed. In reality, a weed is simply an "out of place" plant. Learn to appreciate and be dazzled by a wealth of plants you'd previously only thought of as weeds. Pat Sutton will share the numerous ways these weeds, many of which are native, are life giving to butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Registration is required.Registration Link: https://www.cumauriceriver.org/event/weeds-for-wildlife-with-pat-sutton/
Rain Gardens: Can You Dig It?April 19, 2021 07:00 PMSponsor: Native Plant Society of NJ, Southeast ChapterThis Zoom webinar will cover back yard landscaping techniques you can use to make you yard more water and wildlife friendly. Learn how to install and maintain a rain garden, as well as other practices designed to increase pollinator habitat, reduce stormwater runoff, and promote groundwater recharge. Q&A will follow. Presented by Lucia Ruggerio, Delaware Bayshore Program Director, American Littoral SocietyRegistration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MQPsE-JeSv-cbaQ4e2Z4lg2021 Taking Nature Black Conference - Archived Video HighlightsSponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society, MarylandThe Taking Nature Black Conference celebrates and seeks to expand the role that African Americans have played in protecting the environment.Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nik3Y9CmppU
April 22, 4pm and 7pmSponsor: Citizens Climate LobbyJoin the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Higher Education team for a film showing of “I am Greta” on EarthDay! The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seenfootage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta - a shyschoolgirl with Asperger’s – in her rise to prominence, and her galvanizing global impact as she sparksschool strikes around the world. The film culminates with her astonishing wind-powered voyage acrossthe Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City. The film showing will beaccompanied by an introduction to CCL and the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, CCL’spreferred climate solution, and guided exercises to help you take action on climate change!Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-am-greta-online-film-screening-tickets-146480732815
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDTSponsor: Citizens United (CU) for the Maurice RiverCatch up on CU News and hear a special presentation on the African American Environmental Experience on the Delaware Estuary by Dr. Michael Chiarrappa, Historian in Residence at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve and professor at Quinnipiac University.Registration Link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehi7xj515da30a35&oseq=&c=&ch=
To become an
Earth Care Congregation, this congregation affirmed an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental
practices and thinking into their worship, education, facilities, and outreach. The Earth Care
Congregation certification is designed to recognize churches that make the
commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden.Started in
2010 by the PC(USA), the goal of this program is to inspire churches to care
for God’s earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all aspects
of their church life. The Earth Care
Congregation certification honors churches that make that commitment and
encourages others to follow their example. “It is exciting that Ocean Heights
Presbyterian Church is one of the 276 churches that chose to dedicate
themselves to intentional care of God’s earth this year. Particularly in a time
of much uncertainty and worry about the future, this congregation’s activities
and commitment even in the midst of navigating limitations brought about by
COVID-19 brings hope to their community. We believe that Ocean Heights
Presbyterian Church will inspire others to respond intentionally to God’s call
to care for the earth,” says Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living
and Earth Care Concerns for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).For more information about Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church’s earth care
program contact Sharon Cresse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 641-5004.For more information on the Earth Care
Congregations program visit www.pcusa.org/earthcarecongregations.
To qualify as a Earth Care
Congregation, we earned points in four areas: Education, Facilities, Outreach,
and Worship. To maintain our new status as an Earth Care congregation, the
Earth Care Task Force proposes the following activities:Education:Arrange a speaker on a topic related to environmental justice as an Adult Education offeringArrange for art displays on environmental topicsContinue to identify and share Green Learning opportunities via E-News and OHPC websiteContinue to share issue spotlights via email on a quarterly basisPartner with Citizen’s Climate Lobby on a movie night during summer or fall, hybrid and/or in personContinue to update OHPC website on Earth Care issues and opportunitiesFacilities:Explore possibility of establishing a rain garden (arrange a site evaluation with the PFW program)Explore possibility of establishing a certified wildlife habitat (arrange a site evaluation with the PFW program)Plant milkweed to attract and help Monarch butterfliesPlant plants that will attract pollinatorsDevelop a community garden (arrange a site evaluation with the PFW program)Outreach:Write letters/sign petitions related to environmental justice and other environmental issuesOrganize a trash or stream clean-upWorship:Do a Minute for Mission on Earth Care on a Sunday near Earth Day (April 22) Explore possibility of putting up an Earth Care banner (in the church and/or at the roadside)Incorporate Earth Care into a worship service