Renewing God’s Creation: Daily Meditations for Lent 2023

February 22, 2023 to April 1, 2023
Renewing God’s Creation: Daily Meditations for Lent 2023

Back by popular demand! Last year’s inaugural series of meditations was so warmly received that the Creation Care Leadership Circle (a small group in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts that advises our Missioner for Creation Care) has prepared a fresh collection of quotes and images for Lent 2023. You’re invited to sign up to receive an inspirational daily meditation (including a short quote and an image) during the Forty Days of Lent. The quotes come from many sources as we honor the wisdom of many voices and traditions.  Please join us as we contemplate the gift of the natural world and our calling to reconcile humanity with the rest of God’s creation.  You can sign up here.

Preaching, worship, and adult ed

March 26, 2023

9:30 a.m.

Grace Episcopal Church

76 Eldredge St.

Newton, MA 02458

(617) 244-3221

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On the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Rev. Margaret will lead an adult education discussion at 9:30 a.m. and will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service of Holy Communion at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, MA.  You are warmly invited to join us as we reflect on care for God's Creation and absorb the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

Care for Creation: Online diocesan confirmation class

March 29, 2023
Rev. Margaret will give a presentation on Creation care on March 29 as part of the online Diocesan Confirmation Class, a series of classes for adults and younger people offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, March  1- May 21, 2023.  For information about the course and to register, please contact the Rev. Tanya R. Wallace (allsaintschurchrector (at) or the Rev. Michael Tuck (rector (at)

Spiritual resilience and sacred activism in a time of climate emergency: Earth Day talk at Amherst College

April 20, 2023

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Amherst College, Science Center

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At the invitation of Amherst College’s Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Rev. Margaret will give an evening presentation on spiritual resilience and sacred activism in a time of climate emergency.  Details to follow.

Preaching for God’s World

April 20, 2023

10:00 a.m. (Eastern)


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The opportunity to speak to the people of God is a gift and a privilege. How do we use it best to speak about our responsibility to God's world? Sponsored by the Church of England Environment Programme, this webinar will feature an international panel of speakers who will talk about why we need to preach on Creation care and give ideas on how to do it. • ‘Why we need to preach on Creation care’: Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas from the Episcopal Church (USA) • Preaching on creation in my context: speakers from Polynesia, Brazil, and Kenya • Creation care preaching in a parish context: Rev Dr Dave Bookless (UK) • Introducing the ‘Preaching for God’s World’ website: Rev Elizabeth Bussmann (Europe) For information and to register, visit here.  

Preaching and worship: Earth Sunday

April 23, 2023

10:00 a.m.

Episcopal Church of Saints James & Andrew

8 Church Street

Greenfield, MA 01301


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On the Third Sunday of Easter, join us for a celebration of Earth Sunday!  Rev. Margaret will preach in person at the 10:00 a.m. service of Holy Communion at the Episcopal Church of Saints James & Andrew, in Greenfield, MA.  When it comes to awareness and action on climate change in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, this church is one of the leaders!  Services are both live and live-streamed.

Sabbatical: May through July, 2023

May 1, 2023 to July 31, 2023
Rev. Margaret will take a 3-month sabbatical from May 1 through July 31, 2023. These days of rest and renewal will include a pilgrimage to Iona and an exploration of Earth-honoring forms of Christianity.

Preaching, worship, and adult ed

August 6, 2023

8:30 a.m.

The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman

2317 US-6

Wellfleet, MA, 02667


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Come join us for summer worship on Cape Cod on the Feast Day of the Transfiguration! Rev. Margaret will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service of Holy Communion at The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman in Wellfleet, MA.  Before the service, she will also lead the Patio Conversation at 8:30 a.m.      

Spiritual resilience in a time of climate crisis

September 28, 2023

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mercy by the Sea

167 Neck Road

Madison, CT, 06443-0191

(203) 245-0401

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SAVE THE DATE! Rev. Margaret will lead a one-day, in-person retreat at Mercy by the Sea, a beautiful retreat and conference center on the coast of Connecticut. The ecological crisis calls out for prayer.  It calls out for a growing awareness that we belong to the Earth and that the totality of the web of life is holy.  How does God speak to us through the natural world?  What gives us energy and hope as we struggle to protect God's creation?  How do we move through denial and despair into the joy of resurrected living? Held in a beautiful natural setting, the retreat will explore a theological framework for “holding” our concern for the Earth, its creatures, elements, and people.  The retreat will include presentations, guided meditation, small and large group conversation, singing, and plenty of free time. Registration to follow.