In recognition of the urgent need to address the intertwined crisis of climate and inequality, the UCC Council for Climate Justice has defined the next ten years as a kairos window of divine opportunity in which people of faith are called to an all-out mobilization of their gifts and resources. Over the course of ten weeks, the council will offer a weekly suggested action for how churches and institutions can mobilize during this critical period. Here is the tenth and final suggested action:
10) Throughout the process of mobilizing, tell your story!
- Make what you do visible at your church whether it is a bulletin board, a newsletter, or a website. Bold action inspires and attracts. Let visitors and the broader community know that your church is acting upon its values in meaningful ways.
- Share your plans and successes with local media. Use press releases to share news of your Kairos Plan and the accomplishments achieved in implementing it.
- Share what you are doing with the broader UCC. Conference and association newsletters can be one outlet. On a regular basis, the UCC’s Pollinator newsletter shares the best practices of local congregations. Moreover, UCC staff writers regularly cover everything from church participation in climate strikes to solar installations.