Connections Calls

Recordings and supporting documents from monthly Connections Calls for Lutherans Restoring Creation (see below!)

Join our monthly call to hear from “Green Shepherds” across the country on a variety of topics in our Connections Calls.  Be sure to join our Good Green News email list to get the call-in details (add us to your address book so they don’t end up in spam). To join our email list, click here!

Resilience as Part of Disaster Response

Resilience as Part of Disaster Response

Thanks to Avery Davis Lamb (Creation Justice Ministries) who shared an overview of the "Faithful Resilience" resource during our Connections Call ...
Read More
Doctrine of Discovery's Role in Climate Injustice

Doctrine of Discovery’s Role in Climate Injustice

The ELCA has been working to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery.  As individuals and institutions continue to reconcile and repair ...
Read More
Author, H. Paul Santmire - Connections Call (Sept. 27, 2022)

Author, H. Paul Santmire – Connections Call (Sept. 27, 2022)

Thank you to theologian and fellow eco-activist, H. Paul Santmire, who joined the Lutherans Restoring Creation network to offer hope ...
Read More
Rural and Small Town Conversations re: Creation Care

Rural and Small Town Conversations re: Creation Care

On June 26, 2022 our Connections Call considered how conversations about Creation Care in Rural & Small Town America are ...
Read More
Amending the Christian Story: Conversation with Ron Rude (June 2022)

Amending the Christian Story: Conversation with Ron Rude (June 2022)

Thanks to Pastor Zach Parris (AKA- The Vinyl Preacher) for welcoming us in to conversation with Pastor Ron Rude about his ...
Read More
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

As institutions and individuals we have a hard time understanding and being in control of how our money is used ...
Read More
Local Electric Cooperatives as Tools for Equity and Healing

Local Electric Cooperatives as Tools for Equity and Healing

EmPOWER your community to communicate with who manages your energy! Hear from Emilie Bouvier, Director of Organizing in the Minneapolis ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
A Spectrum of Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Call-9/28/21)

A Spectrum of Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Call-9/28/21)

What tools can churches and individual members bring to the table to achieve 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by ...
Read More
Connections Calls (video playlist)

Connections Calls (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKneoOobuRaoX6qxleOzH91Z&layout=gallery ...
Read More
Advocating and Acting for Reducing Greenhouse Gases (Call-8/17/21)

Advocating and Acting for Reducing Greenhouse Gases (Call-8/17/21)

A Call to Advocate and Act for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases for the Health of All Thanks to Pastor Jonathan ...
Read More
Perspectives on Animals as Food

Perspectives on Animals as Food

July 2021 Connections Call Recording & Related Resources: Hear as Sarah & Brandon Bowers describe their methods of raising animals ...
Read More
Connections Calls: Ways of Knowing - Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge & Christian Faith

Connections Calls: Ways of Knowing – Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge & Christian Faith

Connections Call from Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Focus: Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge, and Christian Faith: How Can Various Ways of Knowing ...
Read More
Interview with Bishop Eaton

Interview with Bishop Eaton

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton offered the sermon for our Good Shepherd Sunday service in celebration of Earth Day 2021.  As the ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More
Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What ...
Read More

Connections Call: January 2021, Rev. Alyssa Mazzei, Creation Care in the traditional church

Creation Care in the traditional church Hear from Rev. Alyssa Mazzei (First Lutheran in Springfield, Ohio), as she shares her ...
Read More
Native Land Acknowledgment: Processes to Heal, Steps to Restore

Native Land Acknowledgment: Processes to Heal, Steps to Restore

Acknowledging the Indigenous peoples on whose land our churches sit has the potential to profoundly shift our relationship with the ...
Read More
How do you bring up climate change in church?

How do you bring up climate change in church?

There are so many examples from our brothers and sisters across the nation sharing exciting and authentic ways of conversing ...
Read More
Finding Ways to Work Alongside Grief and Anguish

Finding Ways to Work Alongside Grief and Anguish

Thanks to all who joined the August 2020 Connections Call to share experiences with and resources on how to keep ...
Read More
How Do We Truly Commit to the Earth Charter?

How Do We Truly Commit to the Earth Charter?

During the 2019 Churchwide Assembly the ELCA voted to officially sign onto the principals of the Earth Charter.  How does ...
Read More
Food - Faith - Farming

Food – Faith – Farming

Since there are so many members of our ELCA community who live in agricultural areas and we all depend on ...
Read More
50 Covenants for 50 Years of Earth Day

50 Covenants for 50 Years of Earth Day

Some Lutherans Restoring Creation have decided to take on a challenge of inviting at least 50 Congregations in their synod ...
Read More
What Do We Know About Carbon Pricing and How is it Part of a Just Transition?

What Do We Know About Carbon Pricing and How is it Part of a Just Transition?

We are grateful for the work of Faith Action Team with Citizens' Climate Lobby and eager to share that a ...
Read More
Connections Call: What is Our Response?

Connections Call: What is Our Response?

As part of our Connections Calls, we get to hear feedback from representatives who work in various expressions of the ...
Read More
Connections Call: Gifts of restoration for YOU too!

Connections Call: Gifts of restoration for YOU too!

On a recent Connections Call we asked folks to share some readings and resources that give them strength. Here are ...
Read More
Creation Care Ambassador Program

Creation Care Ambassador Program

The training and networking opportunities developed between the ELCA and ecoAmerica's Blessed Tomorrow have become even more accessible! There is ...
Read More