Congregations

For any Congregations looking to integrate Caring for Creation into their church community start by reading the Congregational Covenant and Organizing Kit (outlined here).  To explore what others have done, feel free to explore all the options/resources below.

Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend ...
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Northern IL Synod's Season of Creation Resources

Northern IL Synod’s Season of Creation Resources

The Creation Care Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod happily provides valuable resources to make celebrating Season of Creation within ...
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This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of ...
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Lutherans Restoring Creation Trainings (video playlist)

Lutherans Restoring Creation Trainings (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKmCa8raWeI-Qr9a_3ldlSab&layout=gallery ...
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Sample Outreach to/for Churches (video playlist)

Sample Outreach to/for Churches (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKmNvU-xryPvgqYoN7iARixY&layout=gallery ...
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Vegetable Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church (Ft. Collins, CO)

Vegetable Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church (Ft. Collins, CO)

Trinity Lutheran Church volunteers have maintained a vegetable garden at its location for 8 years. More recently, volunteers from the ...
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Eco-Resources for Your Synod Gatherings

Eco-Resources for Your Synod Gatherings

What can YOU do to get congregations in your area thinking about Caring for Creation as part of church? 1 ...
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Join us for our 2022 Earth Day Virtual Worship!

Join us for our 2022 Earth Day Virtual Worship!

All are welcome to join this year's Earth Day Online Worship! We are honored to have the Rev. Dr. Carmelo ...
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What Can We Do?

AFFIRM: Personally, with your church council, or entire synod, review our ELCA's 1993 call to action and commit to engaging in ...
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Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

During the season of Lent (or any other time of introspection), share these resources with your Bible Study group, Worship ...
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Act of Solidarity in Support of the Earth Charter

Act of Solidarity in Support of the Earth Charter

An Act of Solidarity -All Synods – All Congregations– Earth Sunday April 24th The NY Metro synod asks all synods ...
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Christ the King Edible Food Forest (West Chester, OH)

Christ the King Edible Food Forest (West Chester, OH)

Thanks to Donna Pellegrin from Christ the King Church in West Chester OH for shepherding and sharing this incredible work:  ...
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Who Are the People in your "Neighborhood"?

Who Are the People in your “Neighborhood”?

Connections Call conversation from October 26, 2021 about all the people in our web of creation care. Listen in to ...
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Where are we off to in '22 (Dec. 2021 Connections Call)

Where are we off to in ’22 (Dec. 2021 Connections Call)

Chat Log to download For more information regarding the specific materials mentioned during this call also check out this post ...
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A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008). A New Climate ...
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Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day

Creation Justice Ministries has a toolkit to help your faith community celebrate Endangered Species Day and accompanying faith-based resources. If you can donate to ...
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Gratitude Connections Call (Nov. 2021)

Gratitude Connections Call (Nov. 2021)

We thank you for being a part of our Creation Care Ministry! Please listen to our gathering of gratitude below ...
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Connections Call: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community

Connections Call: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community

This call (video below) happened on May 18, 2021 Focus: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community We were excited ...
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Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe

Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe

We have been grateful for the shared knowledge and experience shared by climate scientist and fellow person of faith, Katharine ...
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Nurturing A Network: NW Minnesota Creation Care Team 2013

The mission of the Northwest Minnesota Synod Creation CareTeam is “to nurture a growing network that inspires our congregations and their members ...
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NE MN Synod Retreat on Creation Care Worship, 2013 Retreat Schedule

NE MN Synod Retreat on Creation Care Worship, 2013 Retreat Schedule

Season of Creation Retreat: February 22 and 23 at Camp Hiawatha Northeast Minnesota Synod Friday, Feb 22, 2013 4pm                  registration 5pm                  welcome/introductions ...
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Climate Change Revival - New England Congregations Unite (2013)

Climate Change Revival – New England Congregations Unite (2013)

The weekend that Boston's Copley Square re-opened after the devastating Marathon Bombings brought healing and refreshment in many forms. A ...
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Press Release: US Lutherans Vote to Discontinue Fossil-Fuel Investments, to Work Towards a Sustainable Future

Churchwide Votes Towards a Fossil-Free Future US LUTHERANS VOTE TO DISCONTINUE FOSSIL-FUEL INVESTMENTS, TO WORK TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE **FOR ...
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Carers for Creation Collaborate in the Northeast to Support the Earth and One Another (2015)

Carers for Creation Collaborate in the Northeast to Support the Earth and One Another (2015)

Check out the list of assets all these people bring to the table and how many forces are represented here! ...
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Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

There are voices across the ELCA calling for a reformation of the church to encompass care for all of God’s ...
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Central States Synod Gather Again & Again!

From idea to team to movement: Central States Green Team Central States Synod voted to become a Lutherans Restoring Creation ...
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Eight Ways Pastors can Give Care for Creation Leadership

Eight Ways Pastors can Give Care for Creation Leadership

The Role of ELCA Pastors in Care of the Earth Stewardship of the Earth: The people of God are called ...
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Let All Creation Praise: Worshiping God with Creation

Let All Creation Praise: Worshiping God with Creation

Click here for resources to care for creation worship throughout the year Download freely and adapt for your worshiping context ...
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Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis' Letter on Climate Change

Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis’ Letter on Climate Change

This is a four week study intended for church adult education, college, or seminary classrooms. The study takes up the theme ...
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A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology by Ben Stewart is excellent for worship committees and small group study. Check ...
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