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.

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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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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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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Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Theological background and information on water stewardship globally, nationally, and locally. Under the “Find Your Watershed” section of the Factsheet ...
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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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Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial from the ELCA

Click here to download the "Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial" from the ELCA ...
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Our Watershed Moment, a toolkit from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod

Our Watershed Moment, a toolkit from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod, introduces the concept of a watershed and includes ...
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Storm water management for congregations

Vimeo slideshow with narration by Kyle Warfield, Outreach coordinator at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD ...
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Water and Ecotheology: Articles by Benjamin Stewart

Stewart, Benjamin M. “Stream, Flood and Spring: Water Renewing the Earth and the Church.” Living Lutheran, April 2016. (available online) Stewart, Benjamin ...
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Worship as Reflection of our Care for Creation

Worship as Reflection of our Care for Creation

Green the Congregation through Worship  Reflections and Ideas by David Rhoads Worship is the central recurring event in the life ...
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Disruption (film)

Click here to view this film to understand the urgency of action on climate change. Online and free ...
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Renewal: Stories from America’s Religious Environmental Movement

www.renewalproject.net (Eight feature stories from a variety of faith traditions) ...
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Luther College Ministries and Dakota Road Music Offer Liturgy for Earthkeeping

A core mission of Lutheran higher education is the integration of faith and learning in service of the common good ...
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An Inconvenient Truth

www.climatecrisis.net ...
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Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth by Larry Schweiger of the national Wildlife Federation (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2009). "This is ...
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Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley by Stephen Faris (New York: Henry Holt, 2009) ...
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