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.

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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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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Edmonds Lutheran Church is Going Solar

Edmonds Lutheran Church is Going Solar

Edmonds, WA - Edmonds Lutheran Church (ELC) installed a solar photovoltaic system to generate renewable energy for their facility in mid- February ...
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Ecological Christianity through Luther’s Small Catechism

We marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with the occasion of Martin Luther writing his 95 Theses. For those ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Ten Commandments

The 1st Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What is this? We are to fear, love, and trust God ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Creed

The 1st Article, on Creation I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. What is this? I ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven. What is this? With these words God wants to attract us, so that we come to ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of Baptism

I. What is Baptism? Baptism is not simply plain water. Instead, it is water used according to God's command and ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of the Altar

What is the Sacrament of the Altar? It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under ...
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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 Be sure you ...
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Intro Webinar for Congregations Making a Covenant with Creation

"Creation Care" is more than just "being green."  Integrating a lens of eco-justice is not only critical in order to ...
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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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2021 Eco-Justice Related Synod Resolutions

2021 Eco-Justice Related Synod Resolutions

The following is a list of Resolutions that we know have been adopted in 2021 - but we know there ...
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creation care group of Lutherans

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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Tales from a Green Shepherd, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg (2013)

Tales from a Green Shepherd, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg (2013)

The second week in August, 2013, about a dozen and a half Lutherans converged on Singmaster House at the Lutheran ...
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29 Lutherans in PA were empowered with creation justice tools! (2013)

29 Lutherans in PA were empowered with creation justice tools! (2013)

Many voices come together to make big reverberations! Twenty-nine Lutherans from across Pennsylvania and beyond gathered at Lutheran Theological Seminary ...
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Upper Susquehanna (PA) Synod Assembly passes three eco-related Memorials/Resolutions (2015)

At the Upper Susquehanna (PA) Synod June 2015 Assembly three eco-related Memorials/Resolutions were passed. The following is a summary of ...
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Southeastern Synod's Green Task Force

Southeastern Synod’s Green Task Force

What a wonderful story of regional advocacy! The Southeastern Synod decided to enlist a caring for creation "task force" at ...
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Congregation celebrates "green graduation," invites wider community (2017)

Congregation celebrates “green graduation,” invites wider community (2017)

Members of LCI gather on the steps of the California Capitol to join California Interfaith Power and Light’s Lobby Day ...
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Consider Caring for Creation Coaching

Consider Caring for Creation Coaching

What is ELCA Coaching? Click here for a Ministry Description Why would you need a Creation Care Coach for your Synod ...
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So We Can Restore Creation

So We Can Restore Creation

While caring for the environment can feel overwhelming, it’s when we stand together, each doing our part, that we find ...
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Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

Take yourself, your class, or your congregation on a journey that explores the intersections between climate change and hunger with ...
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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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Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Back in the summer of 2018 hundreds of youth and group leaders visited our Lutherans Restoring Creation space in the ...
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Congregational Covenant and Organizing Kit:  An Overview

Congregational Covenant and Organizing Kit:  An Overview

The purpose of this kit is to enable you to have a basic program and organization to function as a ...
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Endangered Species Day - May 18, 2018

Endangered Species Day – May 18, 2018

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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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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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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Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change from A New Awakening, an ecumenical movement for climate solutions ...
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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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