In 2000, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church identified a need in their neighborhood. Many community members struggled with trauma, grief and addiction. So they partnered with the local McElderry Park Community Association to create a green space for healing.  They formed the Charm City Land Trust to move forward with the belief that the land should beRead More →

In March of 2023, ELCA churches across Northeastern Minnesota’s EcoFaith Network shared inspiration and resources regarding their teams’ exciting new initiatives as they utilize their grounds for sharing Good Green News.  Follow the work of this thriving network of churches on their site here: http://ecofaithnetwork.org/  Listen in their stories below and see more supporting resourcesRead More →

This interview led by ELCA’s Sustainability Associate, Adele Bodog, follows Donna Pellegrin Permaculture design certificate holder, who uses her certification to conduct work on her church’s property and Larry Herrold, a second-year seminarian at United Lutheran Seminary, as they discuss their experience in Permaculture and steps to designing and financing food forests.Read More →

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Columbia, MO – Forty eight people participated in an intergenerational planting of native Missouri shrubs in our church’s Rain Garden to culminate our 2022 Earth Week theme, “Honoring Our Sacred Trust: Caring for God’s Creation Now and For Future Generations” https://www.saintandrewslutheran.org/Read More →

Trinity Lutheran Church volunteers have maintained a vegetable garden at its location for 8 years. More recently, volunteers from the 301 Faith Partners work together seasonally, enjoying conversation while tilling the soil – planting and harvesting vegetables to be shared at 3 congregation services as well as distributed to the local food bank. Visit theirRead More →

Here is a link to an article about our newly dedicated urban farm, a collaboration between our seminary and Axiom Farms, a federation of Black farmers in South Carolina. https://www.lr.edu/news/food-and-faith-formation-ltss-combats-food-deserts-through-farm-table-initiative   –submitted by Jennifer ShimotaRead More →

The Creation Care Team of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles, WA produces a monthly creation-themed video devotion. This month’s theme is trees. Trees talk and make air. Humans discover and celebrate the biggest secrets of our wooden friends. Please watch the devotion here:Read More →

Thanks to Donna Pellegerin for submitting this Good Green News! At Christ the King Lutheran Church (CtK) in West Chester, Ohio, volunteers are gearing up for one of their favorite annual events: Winter Sowing. Winter Sowing is a method of growing plants from seed, outside during the winter, using recycled plastic jugs as mini-greenhouses. It’sRead More →