University Mennonite Church, State College, Pa., joined MCCN this week. The creation care liaison is Jean Landis. She reports that their pastor, Kate Heinzel, frequently includes creation care and climate justice concerns in sermons, and the church has held a four-session Christian ed course on climate change this spring. Their Creation Care Committee is working to shrink the environmental footprint of the church building.

Below, members remove invasives and plant native species for a stream bank restoration project with the local chapter of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light. The church also shares its gardening space with Guatemalan neighbors who would not have access to land otherwise.