Personal Discipleship » Community Involvement

You don’t have to do this work alone! Connecting with community and using our collective strength is how meaningful change is made. Browse our resources below for inspiration about existing thoughtfully in community.

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 ...
Tools for Talking and Listening

Tools for Talking and Listening

Being church together doesn't have to mean we have one mind.  Listening to the Holy Spirit within each of our ...
Young Adult Climate Summit - Reflections & Reverberations

Young Adult Climate Summit – Reflections & Reverberations

We were lucky to hear from some of the attendees of October 2023 gathering at the ELCA Lutheran Center where ...
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as Church

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as Church

Integrate Creation Care elements into your worship service: view or incorporate our past Earth Day worship services, get inspiration from ...
Updates from the Field (September 2023 Connections Call)

Updates from the Field (September 2023 Connections Call)

Listen in below to a gathering on Zoom where we hear suggestions and reflections from one another regarding our progress ...
Native Land Acknowledgment: Processes to Heal, Steps to Restore

Native Land Acknowledgment: Processes to Heal, Steps to Restore

As we live, work, and worship in the land that is now called the United States, Lutherans Restoring Creation recognizes ...
a flood of water showing just the tops of cars

Connections Call: Responding to Climate Disaster

Rev. Matthew Zemanick, Program Director, Lutheran Disaster Response Initiatives joined us to consider all the ways we can “lend a ...
Hosting a Discussion with a Group:

Hosting a Discussion with a Group:

Are you ready to welcome people from your church +/or community to discuss our call to Care for Creation? You ...
Lisa Brenskelle

Lisa Brenskelle

Lisa Brenskelle serves as the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team Lead for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA ...
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 ...
Winter Sowing with the Community

Winter Sowing with the Community

Thanks to Donna Pellegerin for submitting this Good Green News! At Christ the King Lutheran Church (CtK) in West Chester, ...
Creation Care Ministry at Christ the King

Creation Care Ministry at Christ the King

Creation Care Ministry at Christ the King ...
Water discipleship tool for Congregations!

Water discipleship tool for Congregations!

Vermont Lutheran Church partners with Interfaith Power & Light to Share the Various Ways to Revere Water: In 2018, Vermont ...
Pathways to Pollination

Pathways to Pollination

In March of 2023, ELCA churches across Northeastern Minnesota's EcoFaith Network shared inspiration and resources regarding their teams' exciting new ...
Nature-Based Solutions

Nature-Based Solutions

This interview led by ELCA's Sustainability Associate, Adele Bodog, follows Donna Pellegrin Permaculture design certificate holder, who uses her certification to conduct ...
Skip the Grid

Skip the Grid

Skip the Grid is an initiative focused on bringing solar power to health care systems and other critical infrastructure in West Africa. Most clinics and many ...
ELCA Lutheran Steven Beumer one of twelve "Faith Leaders for Climate"  honored by White House as a "Champion for Change"

ELCA Lutheran Steven Beumer one of twelve “Faith Leaders for Climate” honored by White House as a “Champion for Change”

On Monday, July 20th, 2015, the White House recognized twelve people of faith as “Champions of Change” for their efforts ...
Oceans: Vast & Fragile

Oceans: Vast & Fragile

This past fall,  Lutherans Restoring Creation helped facilitate an Ocean Leadership Training event at the New England Aquarium along with ...
What Does A Strike for Climate Look Like?

What Does A Strike for Climate Look Like?

The Global Climate Strike (9/20 thru 27) was an opportunity for many people of faith to lift up their voices ...
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 ...
Giving Voice to My Community and Bringing ELCA Advocacy Home

Giving Voice to My Community and Bringing ELCA Advocacy Home

Giving Voice to My Community and Bringing ELCA Advocacy Home Posted on January 26, 2016 by ELCA Advocacy By: Fumi ...
Church Bulletin and Newsletter Input

Church Bulletin and Newsletter Input

There is plenty of information "out there" on how we can make steps to live a life with less of ...
Booker Vance

Booker Vance

Booker Vance is the Policy Outreach Coordinator for Elevate Energy.  He is a native of Houston, TX. He attended Bethany ...
Harold Vanicek

Harold Vanicek

As a youngster growing up in Rosebud, Texas, Pastor Harold Vanicek could often be found with dirty hands working in ...
Henry Huntington, Board Secretary

Henry Huntington, Board Secretary

henryphuntington at gmail dot com 23834 The Clearing Dr. Eagle River, AK  99577 (907) 696-3564 Current Position/Vocation/Location Arctic Science Director, ...
Lead-Free Superhero!

Lead-Free Superhero!

The Lead-Free Superhero! We were honored to have Aiden and Deanna Branch share their experience growing the Coalition on Lead ...
Special Caring for Creation Celebration (Bethel - WI)

Special Caring for Creation Celebration (Bethel – WI)

Special Caring for Creation Celebration November 13 and 20 ...
Profiles for Inspiration (video playlist)

Profiles for Inspiration (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKma7Oa82bNlZRYbRso6yGPN&layout=gallery ...
Babcock Ranch, Florida - Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, Florida – Babcock Ranch

The Community Church, a mission of the ELCA in Babcock Ranch, the first solar city in the United States, host ...