CMC Sunday School

Dec 1Michaela,Doug, KatieShifting Climates #1

Shifting Climates podcast website
Interview with Randy was from Episode 1.

Dec 8MichaelaShifting Climates #2 
Dec 15JaredCurrent state of climate scienceMeet at Science on a sphere, at JMU’s Memorial Hall. (Directions here)
Dec 22No SS  
Dec 29No SS  
Jan 5Doug GNClimate anxiety; hope and despairKatherine Hayhoe “A Climate of Hope”; Watch minutes 17:30 to 47:30 of the video (although the long follow-up is good also).

This is a recorded talk that is not just about climate anxiety, but is an important frame to think about it. And if you haven’t heard Hayhoe, you need to – she’s a “rock star” climate scientist and climate communicator (see her PBS “Global Weirding” series), and also a Christian at the forefront of engaging faith communities.

Another good resource is work by Renee Lertzman, who has written about “environmental melancholia”. She has a number of talks and article posted on her website. Her interview on the podcast “No place like home” is also interesting.
Jan 12Doug KaufmanReflections on engaging Mennonite congregations on climate changeDoug runs the “Who cares about climate change?” pastoral retreats for Mennonite (and other) pastors
Jan 19Everett BrubakerConservative Mennonite Churches and climate change 
Jan 26

Climate actions
 Katie is working as a CSCS Climate Futures Fellow on a year-long project developing a set of strategic plans for different churches. You can read about her work here.
Feb 2
Peter Dula

Anabaptist Environmental Ethics
 Peter has an upcoming article in the Mennonite Quarterly Review reviewing Anabaptist approaches to environmental ethics.
Feb 9DougClimate actions  What is your carbon footprint, and what can you do about it? We’ll spend this session talking about specific actions and approaches to reduce our carbon footprint.
Feb 16Katie
youth voices
 MYF will help us to think about the youth perspective on the climate crisis.
Feb 23MichaelaShifting Climates – Climate Justice 

Green CMC
Carbon Tax calculator – use this tool to calculate your ‘carbon tax’ (an attempt to get towards a true cost of our activities).  Paying this carbon tax to CMC goes towards mitigation projects like the planned solar array.


COP25 – Christian Climate Observer’s Program, daily news updates and prayer items from the conference.