50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Wednesday, April 22, Noon
Special guest Rev. Robin Blakeman
One silver lining to the cloud of Covid-19 is that planet
Earth is showing signs of recovery as humanity stays
home. Los Angeles has the best air quality in decades,
water in Lake Michigan is so clear that never before sunken
ships can be seen,and mountain goats are occupying the streets of a town in South
Wales. April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
A day set aside to celebrate and honor the beauty of all creation.
Enslow Park Presbyterian Church will host a worship service led by the
Rev. Robin Blakeman on Earth Day. Johan Botes,Marshall University Assistant Professor of Piano, will perform the music. Rev. John Yeager will be the liturgist.
The service will be available for viewing at noon on Wednesday, April 22 through the church's website and on YouTube on the Enslow Park Presbyterian video channel.
Regarding the celebration of Earth Day in the middle of a
pandemic Rev. Blakeman said, “I believe we are all
intertwined into our environmental surroundings, even as we
pray fervently for the healing of all humanity. So let's
celebrate the goodness of God's creation - especially on
Earth Day and work for a more sustainable future for our
children, so they can enjoy that beauty, too"
Rev. Blakeman is a nearly life-long resident of the
Huntington area, and a Marshall University graduate. She is
currently employed as a Project Coordinator of the Ohio
Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC). As such, she is the staff coordinator for multiple aspects
of OVEC's oil and gas related work, in various communities. She is a leader of the Tri-State Water
Defense network and serves on the ORSANCO Watershed Organizations Advisory Committee,
(WOAC), working to preserve Ohio River pollution control standards.
An ordained minister (PCUSA), she provides leadership on faith-based outreach and
networking, and serves as an active member of these faith-based coalitions: WV Interfaith Power
& Light, WV Presbytery Stewardship of Creation Ministry Team, WV Council of Churches
Government Concerns Committee, Creation Justice Ministries.