September 22, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Centre Congregational Church
Main St, Brattleboro, VT
The Reverend Doctor Jim Antal, author of “Climate Church, Climate World” will be the guest preacher at worship at Centre Church, 193 Main Street, Brattleboro, on Sunday, September 22 at 10:00 am. Copies of his book are available in advance in the church office, and discussion will follow during fellowship time after the service. All are welcome to a spiritually oriented conversation on climate change!
Jim Antal is a denominational leader, climate activist, author and public theologian. He serves as Special Advisor on Climate Justice to the General Minister and President of the United Church
of Christ. Antal’s book, CLIMATE CHURCH, CLIMATE WORLD, was featured on Earth Day in the Chicago Tribune and in Christian Century Magazine. From 2006-2018, Antal led the 350 UCC churches in Massachusetts as
their Conference Minister and President. Antal is a graduate of Princeton University, Andover Newton Theological School, and Yale Divinity School, which recently honored him with the William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice. An environmental activist from the first Earth Day in 1970,
Antal wrote and championed three groundbreaking national UCC resolutions: in 2013 the UCC became the first national body to vote to divest from fossil fuel companies; in
2017 the national UCC Synod voted to declare a new moral era in opposition to President Trump’s
withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord; in 2019, the UCC national Synod became the first Christian denomination to endorse the Green New Deal. In 2019 Antal was honored as recipient of the UCC’s social justice prophet award.
Centre Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming Church and a Just Peace Church in the United Church of Christ. The sanctuary is handicap accessible and assisted listening devices are available.