The 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.