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.

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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Covenant with Creation Adapted for Spanish Speakers

Covenant with Creation Adapted for Spanish Speakers

We hope that the Pacto Congregacional de Cuidado para la Creación will be useful to support Spanish-speaking congregations to reflect ...
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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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Youth Volunteers Improve Energy Efficiency at Koinonia (2016)

Youth Volunteers Improve Energy Efficiency at Koinonia (2016)

By Maggie Hutchison Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA How many young people does it take to screw in a light ...
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MN Area Synod Passes Climate Change Resolution

Download the Resolution & Rationale they used to discuss the issues behind the considerations. What do we do to make sure our ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Retreat in S. Carolina - November 2019

Retreat in S. Carolina – November 2019

Communion with Creation at the beautiful Atlantic coastline with other stewards of God’s good creation. Be empowered for creation care ...
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Sing Out! Celebrating with Creation: Songs in Support of Ongoing Earth-Care 

Sing Out! Celebrating with Creation: Songs in Support of Ongoing Earth-Care 

Sing Out! Songs written to known melodies, for use in association with the Eco-Reformation, the Season of Creation, or occasions for ...
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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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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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Caring for Creation: An Environmental Workshop for People of Faith (Erie, PA Synod Workshop 2014)

Caring for Creation: An Environmental Workshop for People of Faith (Erie, PA Synod Workshop 2014)

Lutherans Restoring Creation of the Northwest Pennsylvania Synod held a workshop (Caring for Creation: An Environmental Workshop for People of ...
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New England Synod Takes the Challenge (2013)

New England Synod Takes the Challenge (2013)

At the New England 2013 Assembly, June 7-9, voters agreed to urge the restraint of hydraulic fracturing and request an ...
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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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Checklist for Energy Savings Room by Room

Overall Home Energy Saving Measures Efficiency Heat/ AC: Install high efficiency ENERGY STAR-rated furnace and air conditioner, at least at ...
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Growing a garden church from food scraps and compost

Growing a garden church from food scraps and compost

We turned an empty lot in L.A. into an edible sanctuary. by Anna Woofenden (shared from Christian Century magazine) When I moved ...
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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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An Inconvenient Truth

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

If there's global warming, why is it so cold? (video) ...
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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 ...
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First Lutheran in Decorah Signs Paris Pledge

First Lutheran in Decorah Signs Paris Pledge

by Sarah Webb, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light First Lutheran in Decorah signed the Paris Pledge, joining other congregations across ...
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Water: "Living Water" Bible Study

Water: “Living Water” Bible Study

•Opening Prayer:  Gracious God, we thank you for your many gifts, and especially for the gift of water that sustains all ...
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California Lutherans Restoring Creation Connect (2016)

In October 2016 representatives from every synod in California came together for a retreat and rejuvenation at Luther Glen Camp in Oak ...
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St. Andrew's Environmental Stewardship Team: Nine Years Old and Still Going Strong!

St. Andrew’s Environmental Stewardship Team: Nine Years Old and Still Going Strong!

The Environmental Stewardship Team (EST) at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN (a congregation of some 6,000 people on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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