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.

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 ...
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 ...
Northwestern Minnesota Synod Commits to Climate Care!

Northwestern Minnesota Synod Commits to Climate Care!

Congratulations to another synod making the commitment to Care for Creation! On June 3rd, the Northwestern Minnesota synod's assembly voted ...
Our 2023 Earth Day Virtual Worship!

Our 2023 Earth Day Virtual Worship!

Thank you for sharing our 2023 creation-focused worship service! Thank you to Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin who shared a ...
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 ...
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 ...

Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly Lutherans Call for Repeal of “Fracking Loopholes” (2014)

On the recommendation of a bipartisan task group, the Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ...
Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

On Earth Day 2016, a small group of people of faith visited Massachusetts' Senator Ed Markey's office in Boston to ...
An Earth Day Action with Results:

An Earth Day Action with Results:

*On June 28, 2017 there was a follow-up to this meeting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren - read here* Working their ...
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 ...
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:  ...
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 ...

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 ...
Tool Kit on Climate Change Connections

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 ...
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 ...

Renewal: Stories from America’s Religious Environmental Movement

www.renewalproject.net (Eight feature stories from a variety of faith traditions) ...

Disruption (film)

Click here to view this film to understand the urgency of action on climate change. Online and free ...

An Inconvenient Truth

www.climatecrisis.net ...
Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer, Robert White, and Virginia Vroblesky (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2009). Amounts and patterns of ...
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 ...
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006) Long known for her insightful and ...
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore Emmaus, PA: ...
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) ...

If there’s global warming, why is it so cold? (video)

If there's global warming, why is it so cold? (video) ...
National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 5A

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 5A

Sermon for Epiphany 5A, the Rev. Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality, Trinity Lutheran Seminary IPL Climate ...

The Second Sunday in Easter in Year C

A Sermon by Gil Waldkoenig, Professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Church of the Abiding Presence, April 10, ...

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Sermon for Epiphany 6A

Sermon for Sixth Sunday in Epiphany, Year A Deuteronomy 30:5-20 Saint Andrew and Emmaus Lutheran Churches, Racine WI February 16, ...

National Preach-In on Climate Change: Creation Salvation

Creation Salvation (link to the recording), Vicar Josh Buzbee, All Peoples' Church, Milwaukee WI, February 16, 2014 (or click here to download the ...

Resources for preaching on climate change

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

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God by Brian E. Konkol Brian Konkol served in South Africa as ELCA ...