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Earth Care Fellowship

The LPPC Earth Care Fellowship was formed in 1998 when the church Session developed our "Earth Covenant, A Congregational Covenant for Earth Community" document. This document was developed and approved by Session to publicly declare our intension to assume responsibility for the care of our Earth Community and Mother Earth.

The Earth Care Fellowship regularly meets to organize our Earth Care activities including the four Solstice/Equinox/Vesper celebrations, care of the Community Jubilee Garden, and highway cleanup days.

Please click here to view the PDF copy of our 1998 "Earth Covenant" document.

Solstice and Equinox Celebrations

LPPC holds solstice and equinox celebrations or “Earth Vespers” services at the change of each season. These vesper celebrations are a regular joint offering of the Earth Care Fellowship of LPPC and the Partnership for Earth Spirituality of Albuquerque.

The Earth Care Fellowship greatly values the opportunity to sponsor our Spring and Autumn Equinox services and our Winter and Summer Solstice services, held consistently since 1998. Here are some descriptions of past celebrations:

  • The Spring Equinox occurs on or about March 21. We have celebrated with Celtic harp, bodrun, and liturgy.
  • The Summer Solstice, when the longest day and shortest night of the year occur, is on or about June 21. This might feature an early morning hike in the beautiful Sandia Mountains.
  • The Autumn Equinox occurs on or about September 21. We typically hold the service in the Jubilee Garden in the evening giving thanks for the abundant garden we have each year.
  • Our Winter Solstice celebration is held on or around December 21. It has become a popular community tradition, with candlelight poetry readings by the light of a single candle.
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