Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?

Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?

Boonstra-281x300The Rev. John Boonstra will facilitate an interactive sermon, “Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?”, this Sunday, February 23 at 10:30 at the Condon United Church of Christ. Rev. Boonstra’s ministry is focused on environmental justice and climate change. The public is encouraged to participate.

“We have a biblical mandate to care for the earth and all of creation. John will help us to unpack what the Christian response to climate change ought to be,” says Tim Graves, pastor of the Condon UCC.

The Central Pacific Conference of the UCC encourages congregations to be first responders to the climate crisis. Boonstra’s leadership in worship this week is the first step in defining what the role of the Condon congregation will be. 

Rev. John Boonstra is a UCC clergyperson working on environmental justice and climate change ministry. He formerly pastored Bethel Congregational UCC in White Salmon.  Prior to that, he served for 17 years as Executive Minister for the Washington Association of Churches.  He has also done ecumenical staff work and held leadership positions for the National Council of Churches in the USA and the World Council of Churches in Geneva.

His spouse, Rev. Vicky Stifter, pastors Riverside Community Church UCC in Hood River. He has three daughters, 27, 15 and 8 years of age.

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No Ruins: What Would Jesus Do?

No Ruins: What Would Jesus Do?

tourguideOur own Maggie continues to write about her experiences in Guatemala. She is currently in an immersion language program at a school in Xela. Later this month she will join the Providence Hospital Surgical Mission Team as their chaplain. Writes Maggie,

“I confess that, standing there while our guide, a former guerrilla and resistance fighter, told the peoples’ story, I felt helpless and embarrassed.  American and Canadian companies are the primary villains in this story. And Totonicapán is not the only department suffering.  While fighting these huge conglomerates is going to take more than I am able to give at this moment, I will find a path.  In the meantime, I purchased two small items in support and solidarity.  Now I need to ponder what would Jesus do?” Read her entire piece here.

Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?

Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?

Boonstra-281x300The Rev. John Boonstra will facilitate an interactive sermon, “Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?”, this Sunday, February 9 at 10:30 at the Condon United Church of Christ. Rev. Boonstra’s ministry is focused on environmental justice and climate change. The public is encouraged to participate.

“We have a biblical mandate to care for the earth and all of creation. John will help us to unpack what the Christian response to climate change ought to be,” says Tim Graves, pastor of the Condon UCC.

The Central Pacific Conference of the UCC encourages congregations to be first responders to the climate crisis. Boonstra’s leadership in worship this week is the first step in defining what the role of the Condon congregation will be. 

Rev. John Boonstra is a UCC clergyperson working on environmental justice and climate change ministry. He formerly pastored Bethel Congregational UCC in White Salmon.  Prior to that, he served for 17 years as Executive Minister for the Washington Association of Churches.  He has also done ecumenical staff work and held leadership positions for the National Council of Churches in the USA and the World Council of Churches in Geneva.

His spouse, Rev. Vicky Stifter, pastors Riverside Community Church UCC in Hood River. He has three daughters, 27, 15 and 8 years of age.