Preaching, worship, & forum

September 8, 2019

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church

1500 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2514

(805) 965-7419

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Margaret is traveling to California.  In the Diocese of Los Angeles, she will preach at the 8:00 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist and at the 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist at Trinity Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara.  After the services, she will lead a Forum discussion of Gospel hope, a Christian response to the climate crisis.

Earth care, soul care: Reflections from the front lines

September 10, 2019

Templeton, CA

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In the Diocese of El Camino Real, Margaret will speak at a Brown Bag Lunch hosted by People of Faith for Justice.

How can caring for the Earth become a spiritual practice that deepens our relationship with the Sacred? What role can faith communities play in the struggle to combat climate change? Margaret will reflect on the local and worldwide movement to address climate change and how working to restore the web of life can help to heal our soul.

As the Website for People of Faith for Justice explains, "We are an interfaith alliance in San Luis Obispo County, California, promoting peace and justice for all.  We believe that God's inclusive love is the basis for promoting compassion, generosity, non-violence, and respect for diversity.  We seek to influence public discourse and to enhance the quality of life through ongoing  education and strategic advocacy."

Details to come.

Healing the Earth, healing ourselves

September 11, 2019

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

San Luis Obispo, CA

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In the Diocese of El Camino, Margaret will lead a program for People of Faith for Justice.

The ecological challenges of our time, including species extinction and climate change, cry out for decisive action. They also call for deep inner work, as we explore how to sustain our energy and hope and as we look deeply into what it means to be human. What evolution in consciousness is taking place in the human community, and how might we encourage it in ourselves and in each other? What obstacles get in the way of our becoming bold advocates for environmental justice and Creation care? What might set us free? Our gathering will include guided meditation, presentations, individual reflection, and small group sharing.

Stay tuned for more information!

Prophetic leadership in a time of climate crisis: A clergy retreat

September 13, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Church of the Good Shepherd

301 Corral De Tierra Road

Salinas, CA 93908


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Margaret will lead a day-long retreat for clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real. Below is a description of the retreat. Climate change is upon us and many of the things we take for granted – from reliable seasons and moderate weather to clean air, clean water, and healthy food – are at risk. Indeed, the latest reports from climate science show that civilization itself is at risk. As ordained leaders, how will we respond? Parishioners turn to us for pastoral guidance and wisdom, and they hope to find in us a safe, calm presence in which to find their faith renewed. Our communities, and the world at large, also look to us for inspiration to take bold, prophetic action. In the face of ecological crisis, how do we ourselves maintain courage and hope? What spiritual practices and perspectives sustain us as we struggle to protect the web of life and to create a more just society? This retreat will explore a framework for the heart to help us become compassionate, prophetic leaders who are willing and able to take up the mantle of moral leadership that this decisive moment in history requires. Our time together will include presentations, guided meditation, group sharing, and space for solitary reflection and prayer. To download a flyer, click here: Sept13RetreatFlyer

An opportunity for which the Church was born: A conference for the Diocese of El Camino

September 14, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul's/San Palo’s Episcopal Church

1071 Pajaro St.

Salinas, CA


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Margaret will address the theological and spiritual dimensions of climate change at a conference for the Diocese of El Camino. The other speakers are Paul Deis (Educator, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, The Climate Reality Project), who will present an overview of climate change science and solutions, and Lisa Altieri (Founder and CEO of Climate Solutions Net, who will speak about the significant steps that we can take to reduce our carbon footprint, with assistance from The Rev. Caro Hall (Rector, St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, Los Osos).

Please join us for an informative conference on the stewardship of Creation at a time of climate change. How can we best respond to the crisis facing life on the planet—our island home?

Participants will receive information on the latest scientific understandings of the causes and effects of global warming, will explore how caring for the Earth is an integral part of living as the Jesus Movement, and will leave with practical tools to put their care into action. Together, we can do more as a body than any of us can do alone.

The conference is sponsored by Earth Care Committee (St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, Los Osos, CA).

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Preaching, worship, & forum

September 15, 2019

8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

St. Jude the Apostle Episcopal Church

20920 McClellan Rd.

Cupertino, CA 95014

(408) 252-4166

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At her last event in California, Margaret will preach at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services of Holy Communion at St. Jude the Apostle Episcopal Church in Cupertino. After the services, she will lead a Forum discussion on Gospel hope and our Christian call to respond to the climate crisis.

Preaching & worship

October 13, 2019

10:30 a.m.

First Congregational Church

165 Main Street

Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 253-3456

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Margaret will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service at First Congregational Church, Amherst, MA. This vibrant, progressive community of faith describes itself like this: "First Churchers are a family and community that seek to identify how 'God is Still Speaking' in our lives, our community, and our world at this time in history."

Please join us!

Reality, Hope, & Action in a Time of Climate Change

October 20, 2019

2:00-3:30 p.m.

St. James Episcopal Church

76 Federal Street

New London, CT 06320

(860) 443-4989

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Let's start talking honestly about climate change. Instead of staying stuck in a state of paralysis and denial, how can we face reality while still finding hope and a sense of purpose to take action?

Join us for a 90-minute forum to hear leaders from different communities speak about why they got involved in fighting climate change, how they stay engaged, and their vision for the future.

Our keynote speaker is Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care, MA Conference, United Church of Christ & Episcopal Diocese of Western MA

She will be joined by:

• Jameelah Muhammed (Sierra Club & Interreligious Eco-Justice Network)

• Taylor Mayes (CT Roundtable on Climate & Jobs)

•  Juliana Barrett (CT Sea Grant)

This forum is free, but RSVP's are required. Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, click on the Facebook Event page.

Hosted and sponsored by St. James Episcopal Church and co-sponsored by the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network.

Preaching & worship

November 9, 2019

Springfield Marriott/Tower Square Hotel

2 Boland Way

Springfield, MA


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Margaret will preach and serve as chaplain at the Diocesan Convention for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. The theme for our annual convention will be: "Holy Earth, Holy People: Restoring God's Creation."  

Preaching and worship

February 23, 2020

7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2331 East Adams St.

Tucson, AZ 85719


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Margaret will preach at the 7:45 a.m. (Rite II) and 10:00 a.m. (Rite II or an authorized rite) services of Holy Communion.  It is in this church that I have experienced some of the most creative, progressive, and uplifting liturgies I have ever known.  Please join us, if you are anywhere nearby!