Let's Make a Difference by Working Together!

An Interfaith Climate Justice Meeting

for Leaders, Activists, and Concerned Members from Springfield Area Congregations of All Faiths

Sunday, October 30, 2:00-5:00 pm

Creation Care


Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas – Why and how people of faith are acting to fight climate change.

Elaine Ulman and Vincent Maraventano – What congregations can do and are doing.

Dr. Marty Nathan and Jesse Lederman – State and local climate issues needing support.

First Church of Christ, Longmeadow
763 Longmeadow St. (Hwy 5)

Light refreshments served

Sponsored by Springfield Area Interfaith Climate Action Network


We are the Earth - Public Prayer for the Planet

Heifer farm

An Outdoor Worship Service to Celebrate God's Creation

Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Heifer Farm, 216 Wachusett St., Rutland, MA

2:15 p.m.
Optional Free Guided Tour of Heifer Farm

3:00 p.m.
We Are The Earth: Public Prayer for the Planet

  • Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, Conference Minister and President, MA Conference, United Church of Christ
  • Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care
  • Bishop Doug Fisher, Episcopal Diocese of Western MA
  • Bishop Alan Gates, Episcopal Diocese of MA
  • Bishop Jim Hazelwood, New England Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Questions? Contact the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas at mbj@revivingcreation.org or 413-625-2888.


Houses of worship leave a notable environmental imprint.

Houses of Worship

Per capita, per hour of use, they're often among the biggest wasters of energy, and the United States has more houses of worship than any other country!

Many congregations recognize the moral imperative for stewardship, but don't always stand on the moral "high ground" when it comes to actual energy usage. We need to become better stewards and, in the process, encourage and inspire our congregants to do better at home, school, and work.

Membership in MIP&L offers a concrete way to put faith into action. Together, we will work toward environmental justice and care of creation. We will be a powerful religious response to global warming and environmental degradation!

If we don't, who will?



Boston SynagogueAll Steamed Up?

Boston Synagogue was all steamed up, not just about climate change but especially about its cost (in $s and environmental impact) for using steam to heat its building. Boston Synagogue (also known as Charles River Park Synagogue) is a small, lay-led synagogue located in the heart of the Old West End near Massachusetts General Hospital. The building was constructed in 1971. It is a single-story structure, with a dramatic pitched "skylight" roof over the Sanctuary.

The result?  During 2009 Boston Synagogue reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 70%, from over 200,000 lbs to just over 80,000 lbs. Their annual energy costs decreased by 57% during this period, to about $6,800 as compared to about $15,750. Also, their annual repair and maintenance bills dropped significantly. As a result,the estimated payback time on their capital investment is approximately 5 years.

Read the full and very detailed case study by clicking here (PDF).



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