Acknowledging the Indigenous peoples on whose land our churches sit has the potential to profoundly shift our relationship to our history, our indigenous neighbors, and the land. How might you lead your church through a process that opens the door to awakening? Inspired by Vance Blackfox’s call for Lutherans toRead More →

The Grace Gathering ran parallel to the 2016 Churchwide Voting Assembly in New Orleans. The goal in gathering was to inspire one another to look back at the 500 years since the Reformation and see how to move forward in faith and love for the next 500 years. On AugustRead More →

A Video Series by the EcoFaith Network, NE MN Synod Listen with us to the haunting Easter hymn, Now the Green Blade Rises,  Look with us throughout this Jubilee year of Earth Day for the green blades rising in and for a wounded creation. http://www.nemnsynod.org/moments-of-arising-series.htmlRead More →

Thanks to Rev. Kris Litman-Koon, as the South Carolina’s Synod Creation Care convener, a group of ELCA members from across the country came together for rejuvenation and inspiration in November 2019 at the Coastal Retreat Center.Read More →

Guidelines for Ecologically Responsible Events Prepared by Pilgrims Caring for Creation Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN in response to a request from Mary Beth Nowak, ELCA Churchwide Assembly Coordinator, January 22, 2009.* Adapted for events in observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation by David Rhoads, Founder LutheransRead More →

The 2019 ELCA Advocacy Convening (April 29 – May 1)  gathered over 100 lay and rostered  leaders to be trained as advocates. The theme: “Prepared to Care: Our Advocacy in Light of Disasters Intensified by Climate Change.” Below are some highlights as I, Phoebe Morad, experienced them. Thanks to thoseRead More →

Collaboration, Commitment, and Action Sat., March 30 in St. Louis, MO or Sat. April 27th in Columbia, MO Register for either (or both) here: https://www.css-elca.org/lrc Please share this flier with local houses of worship throughout this season of Resurrection: April27.2019 LRC Retreat 8.5×11 Poster Columbia 3/30 Schedule 8:00 – 8:30: Read More →

A request from Kim Acker,  member at University Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, to be public witness: On March 16-18, our local community has decided to take to the streets to demonstrate with our bodies that the jig is up on funding fossil fuels. I know you accept the realityRead More →