As we seek ways to restore a right relationship with the world around us, we are invited to know and learn from one another.  Share and explore stories, actions, and challenges experienced by ELCA communities across the country.  Connect with a prayer partner to help sustain one another. Actions SpeakRead More →

The Earth Examen practice does not require any special place or expertise.  This is just a method for truly taking in where you are and being grateful for it! Use either of these templates to personally contemplate the space around you or use it next time you gather for youthRead 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 →

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Written for younger generations of ecoactivists, Paul Santmire’s latest book, EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers provides solace in a world in crisis. This is a “why bother” book, rather than a “how-to” or scholarly academic tome. Some notes from Paul… Why did you write this book? “Younger generationsRead 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 →

The Community Church, a mission of the ELCA in Babcock Ranch, the first solar city in the United States, host their second annual Earth Day Fair. TCC sponsored and organized an event where 19 local nonprofit organizations and agencies shared with residents here what type of work they are doingRead 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 theRead 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 →