What is climate change?  A really simple guide.  Here is a nice overview of the predicament of climate change.  Everyone plays a role in the problem and the solutions, BUT not all sources of pollution and action are of the same scale.  We must prioritize actions and act at the large scale issues first.  Nevertheless, the vestry is looking at how the building use at St. Andrew’s can reduce its energy usage with the help of CPS’s programs and rebates.

Monday the world’s scientist representing 196 nations published the update of the status of climate change. The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, and a key temperature limit being broken in just over a decade. The report “is a code red for humanity”, says the UN chief.

But scientists say a catastrophe can be avoided if the world acts fast.  The brief summary of the report is here.

San Antonio Respite Center opened its doors as a day-time resource for people seeking asylum. Located outside of San Antonio’s downtown hub, the respite center will welcome individuals and families referred by ministry partners along the border who continue to experience high numbers of people requiring shelter, after being approved and dropped off by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The Peace Partner network consists of individuals and institutions (congregations, dioceses, seminaries, etc) who are seeking to grow their peace and justice ministries with the support of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship

https://epfnational.org/.  Explore this website and consider if you would like to get involved at this level of developing St. Andrew’s as a member of this national group who are supporting each other in local peace and justice initiatives.

Start Date: Tuesday September 2, 2021.  This class is used as preparation for Baptism and Confirmation.  But it goes beyond catechism answers and seeks to discuss and answer the big questions:  Who am I, where did I come from, where am I going, who is God, who is Jesus, and can religion and the Episcopal Christian faith support and guide me?  If you are interested tell Fr. David and he will add you to the class roster.