Congregational Watershed Discipleship Manual- Faith Communities as Stewards of the World’s Waters
By The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wright, Richard Butz, MFA
Jan’s quick take:I have become friends with authors Nancy Wright and Richard Butz, and have joyfully experienced much of what they write about fun but practical ways to get the church community out on the water and caring about water. This is an exciting opportunity for Christians to live their faith!
Authors Nancy Wright and Richard Butz of Ascension Church in Burlington VT take your Christian congregation on an adventure of action for your watershed, which is your landscape that drains into your nearest river or lake. As Lutheran Bishop James Hazelwood (New England Synod) emphasizes, the gift of water is woven into the writings of Old and New Testaments and into the sacrament of Holy Baptism. This book provides a model for how congregations can live out their faith through real action through a process of discovery of how water is the thread of life and community. Included are ideas for worship on and around the water, stream cleanups and water monitoring, and approaching public officials about local water issues.