This Changes Everything: Faithful Responses to Climate Change


Today, a majority of Americans believe that the status quo is no longer possible if we are to avert the most devastating consequences of climate change. But how many of us are willing to consider the seemingly impossible – that our changing climate is a result of our fossil-fuel driven, growth-oriented consumer economy? Or, that the changes the climate crisis demands of us today actually may provide the opportunity to to rebuild our broken political and economic systems into alternatives that improve our quality of life; well-being; and connectedness to one another?

Join Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, Eco-Justice Collaborative and more for a six-week Lenten study of Naomi Klein’s groundbreaking book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. The series will move you to act to build a more just and equitable world, while preserving our planet.

When: Every Wednesday evening throughout Lent (Feb. 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25 and April 1). The evening begins with a light meal at 6 p.m., followed by discussion of the book.

Where: Wellington Avenue UCC, 615 W. Wellilngton, in the downstairs fellowship hall. Click here for transit and driving directions.

Lenten Art Project: Please bring recyclables on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. They will be placed in our chancel area. We will fill the chancel with the remnants of our overconsumption, which is poisoning the earth and helping move us toward destruction. We will invite participants to add other signs, symbols, letters, prayers and other items to the pile of waste as part of our confession.

Additionally, six Wellington artists will create panels depicting a return to the garden that was given by God, a vision of what could be in an equal and just world of sharing and abundance.