See the region priorities below to learn more about the areas of focus and concern for ABCRGR.
ABCRGR CREATION COLLABORATIVE
To inspire people across our region to discern and live into our evolving roles as grateful members of God’s creation.
We envision a world where racial, economic, and environmental justice is achieved, and creation care is integral to the cultures of our congregations.
*Green Tip of the Week, for church bulletins: sign-up by emailing us.
*Advocacy Team: sign up to periodically receive action items by emailing us.
*We are currently advocating our region and churches to divest from fossil fuels.
Rev. Phil Davis, Interim Pastor, Webster Presbyterian, Webster, NY
Fred Dean, Ogden Baptist Church, Ogden, NY
Rev. Cheryl Frank, Greece Baptist Church, Rochester, NY
Rev. Dr. Michael Ford, and Jane Grant, Lake Avenue Baptist Church, Rochester, NY
Louise Mudrak, First Baptist, Ithaca, NY
Rev. Carolyn O'Neil, Mt. Olivet Baptist, Rochester, NY
Rev. Erica Saunders, and Glenn Gall, Peace Community Church, Oberlin, OH
PUT AN EV CHARGING STATION AT YOUR CHURCH(NYS INFORMATION)
Join the American Baptist Churches USA Creation Justice Network
Read about Judson Memorial Baptist's Solar Panel Project
Recording of webinar "ABCUSA Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action for People of Faith"
Steps churches can take to reduce their carbon footprint, from the Methodist Church of UK
CREATION COLLABORATIVE WEBINAR RECORDINGS
A recording of the ABCRGR "Food Insecurity Maps" webinar with Eric Schwob and Tanya Thurman
Recording of "An American Baptist Family on Creation Care and Environmental Justice" Webinar
Lobbying From A Faith Perspective W- Rabbi Glenn Jacob
ABC Rochester/Genesee Region is committed to the ongoing, difficult work of engaging in anti-racism in our society, in our churches, and in our own self-understanding.
Visit the page for the ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force
Anti-Racism Resources from the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
"10 Things Allies Can Do" Downloadable PDF Poster (YWCA)
Be the Bridge: Materials for Bridge-Building Groups
June 2020 Newsletter from American Baptist Home Mission Societies Specialized Ministries
ANTI-RACISM WEBINARS HOSTED BY ABCRGR
Raising an Anti-Racist Generation: Whiteness and the Call of the Church
"Reparations: How Daniel Prude's life would have been saved!" with Rev. William Summerville
Defund the Police with Dr. Irshad Altheimer