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Creation Justice Ministries offers ecumenical resources

Earth Day celebrations set in area

Spokane’s 45th Earth Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at Riverfront Park in the Gondola Meadow, Honey Locust Lane and Fountain Meadow.

It’s a family day to celebrate Mother Earth, environmental conservation, green cities and community with music, food, entertainment, vendors, children’s activities, workshops, a farmers’ market and more.

The Procession of the Species Parade starts at 2 p.m. with participants wearing recycled masks, hats and costumes representing their favorite species.  The Oak Tree booth will assist participants with making masks and hats.

Organizers expect to have more than the 80 booths last year.  For information, call 487-0702, visit earthdayspokane.com or sign up for booths at earthdayspokane2015@gmail.com.

In Coeur d’Alene, the Kootenai Environmental Alliance is planning an Earth Day Fair, “Protect our GEM: Earth Day Celebration 2015,” from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 18 at the Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave.

Activities include Flash Mob Yoga, drumming, live music, recycled art, a fun run at noon, crafts and booths.  For information, call 208-667-9093, email kea@kealliance.org or visit kealliance.org/earth-day-fair.

Creation Justice Ministries, formerly the ECO-Justice Program of the National Council of Churches has Earth Day Sunday resources for congregations.

The resource, “Have you anything here to eat?” addresses sustainable food in a changing climate.  There are denominational versions for the American Baptists, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterians, and United Church of Christ and United Methodist churches, as well as an ecumenical resource, which is available at creationjustice.org/earth-day-2015---sustainable-food-in-a-changing-climate.html.

There are theological notes for sermon preparation, Christian education activities for youth and adults, hymn suggestions and other resources.

For information, call 202-827-3975, email info@creationjustice.org or visit creationjustice.org.



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