From Earth Ministry:
Thursday, February 3, 7pm-8:30pm
St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA
Earth Ministry and St. John United Lutheran Church are pleased to bring author Mallory McDuff to Seattle for an informative and inspiring evening event. Mallory will read selections from her book Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God’s Earth, and discuss how a focus on God’s earth transforms both people and congregations, creating more relevant and powerful ministries for today.
Natural Saints shares stories and strategies of people of faith working to integrate the environment into their ministries. The book highlights eight key ministries: protecting human dignity, responding to natural disasters, seeking justice, bearing witness, making a pilgrimage, feeding the hungry, creating sacred spaces, and educating youth. With two daughters in tow, author Mallory McDuff traveled across the country to document diverse environmental actions grounded in faith.
The chapter on bearing witness features the advocacy work of Earth Ministry, as well as interviews with a host of religious leaders in Seattle. You may recognize people and places such as LeeAnne Beres and her staff in the office of Earth Ministry, a trip to an Interfaith Advocacy Day meeting in Jessie Dye’s Subaru, the garden and a visit with Rev. Rich Lang at Trinity United Methodist Church, and the soup kitchen and Earth Care Season at St. John United Lutheran Church – our hosts for this evening’s event.
Join us for inspiring stories about tangible actions taken by faith communities around the country to care for all creation!
Copies of Natural Saints will be available for purchase at the event, and Mallory will gladly personalize your copy after the reading and discussion.