2017 Annual Lenten Carbon Fast


“What does God require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?"-Micah 6:8

New for 2017 - The Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast will be a re-run of the 2016 posts. If you and others in your congregation want to use these daily messages as a personal Lenten discipline or use them for weekly Sunday conversation, please feel free to do so…. (Hartland’s First Congregational Church UCC has already archived the 2016 Annual Lenten Carbon Fast. To access the Archival File “Click Here”)


There is a problem accessing this course at no cost!! This matter has been directed to theNew England Regional Environmental Ministries and we have assured that this will corrected soon. This site will be updated at that time.

We recommend from Yale Divinity School - free Eco-Theology course from Yale - participate from your home - make this a Adult Study group in your church.

Free Yale MOOC on Thomas Berry and Journey of the Universe
February 13, 2017 - April 3, 2017

For more information and to access this, click here: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/journey-of-the-universe

(Hartland’s First Congregational Church UCC has already archived the 2016 Annual Lenten Carbon Fast. To access the Archival File “Click Here”)



Day 1- Ash Wednesday --What you can do today

Perhaps Pope Francis' Encyclical inspired you. Perhaps you've engaged one or another Lenten discipline for as long as you can remember. Maybe you heard a sermon on creation's cry and Christ's lament. Whatever prompted you to consider this opportunity, you can multiply the global impact many times by committing yourself - today - to share with others that you're doing this discipline. Invite them to join you. Share this link via Facebook, email and Twitter: www.macucc.org/carbonfast. Each day you will receive an invitation for contemplation and a suggested action - both exploring the theme of the week.

A closer look at the Macucc Proposal:

Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times on Coursera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNOiLz_vJs&feature=youtu.be

Published on Aug 29, 2016. Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times is a course series created by senior research scholars at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. The courses weave the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with the humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The courses in this Specialization draw on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, the book from Yale University Press, and a series of 20 interviews with scientists and environmentalists, titled Journey Conversations.

Yales’s Journey of the Universe: Mary Evelyn Tucker at TED (Uploaded on May 27, 2011

Mary Evelyn Tucker of Yale University introduced "Journey of the Universe," a new multi-media collaboration inspired by Thomas Berry’s "The New Story." “Journey of the Universe" weaves together scientific discoveries and humanistic insights to create a new narrative of the evolution of the universe - from the Big Bang to the impact of human life on our planet.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HpLs0AlgBI

A New release by Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org:

Do The Math - The Movie - The Truth About Climate Change - Bill McKibben

Climate Change Dashboard at NASA: https://climate.nasa.gov/


Donald Rambadt 2014