Creation Care Symposium Set for January 28-29

Sacred Lands, Sacred Bodies; Faithfully Caring for People and Place. 
Thursday, January 28 – Friday, January 29
Morning and afternoon ZOOM sessions will be offered each day with times and details to be announced soon
Our time together will include some connection with like minded neighbors, lay leaders and clergy, prayer and ritual, stories of creation care and resilience from congregations practicing right relationship and practical steps for caring for our neighbors and the earth. We will include time for regionally based brainstorming and discussion.  Whether you’re new to creation care or a long-time advocate, you’ll gain new language and tools to inspire your congregation to care for the environment and each other, interwoven with space for relationship, and prayer.
Workshops will include: 
Solar 101 for Congregations
Sarah Ogletree, NC Interfaith Power and Light and Eliza Stokes, MountainTrue
Sacred Lands (food, trees, land and faith)
Emma Childs, Christmount Conference Center, Rev. Anna Shine, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Justin Goldstein, Yesod Farm+Kitchen,  Rev. Laura Beach Byrch, Boone United Methodist Church, Bob Gale, MountainTrue Public Lands Director, Lianna Costantino, Cherokee Story teller, Medic and Teacher
Next Steps in Creation Care
Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri, Creation Care Alliance
Eco-Justice/Eco Racism
Jacqui Patterson, Environmental and Climate Justice Director, NAACP
Climate Change 101
Deke Arndt and Rev. Kevin Bates
Eco/Climate Grief Circles
Connie Burns, Sacred Paths Counseling and Sarah Ogletree, NC Interfaith Power and Light
Our part of the Covenant: Congregations, Disasters and the Climate Crisis
Rev. Carol Divine, Green Chalice, Rev. Caroline Hamilton-Arnold, Week of Compassion and Rev. John Frey Hewlett Packard Enterprises
Seeds for Congregational Action- Conversation with Green Teams and congregations doing creation care in Western North Carolina.  
Cost:  $20 Per person OR $15 per person if registering with a group of 4 or more from the same congregation or organization. Your registration fee will give you access to multiple workshops, plenary sessions, accompanying resources and the wisdom of your colleagues.
If you would prefer to pay with a check, please contact Susan Bean at or call 828-252-8671.
Scholarship or reduced cost registrations are available, contact to inquire.

Register here

Mountain Sabbath Option: If you would like to take a night or two away to make more space for yourself and/or your team consider going somewhere outside of your home, office, school or care.  If you are able you may want to stay in the woods somewhere, ZOOM with us for a few hours a day and take the rest of the day to hike, rest or rejuvenate.

Christmount Conference Center in Black Mountain, NC has offered lodging at a discounted nightly rate for those interested. Lodging at Christmount in the Guest House Rooms

$60 / night–Each room has 2 queen beds, private bath, microwave, and a mini fridge.

To reserve a room or ask questions call 828-669-8977         check it out online at
CCA Symposium Speakers 2021
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