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Southeastern Synod’s Green Task Force

The Southeastern Synod decided to enlist a caring for creation “task force” at their 2013 Synod Assembly and since then a small band of powerful people across several states have gained momentum. After meeting as a small group several times to set goals and evaluate personal assets, the team embarked on a two day retreat in March 2014 to brainstorm and educate themselves on the tools and challenges of this ministry.

In 2016 their assembly passed a memorial to go to the Churchwide assembly asking for more investments in cleaner energy.  Reaching out and sharing their resources at the South Carolina Synod Assembly, this team is passionate about sharing significance of the vocation of being a good steward to their brothers and sisters in Christ.

Most recently the team sent fifteen members in February 2018 to LutherRanch in Tallapoosa Georgia as a part of a regional retreat and training session. Since then churches in the synod have signed congregational covenants, stepped up their involvement in the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio and created new green teams.

Contact Mary McCoy, member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Marietta GA and chair of the Task Force,  or find someone on the Creation Care Ministries map who is closer to where you are!

 

 

 

Map of LRC Care for Creation Ministries

Explore our emerging LRC Green Teams, meet a “Green Shepherd” near you,  get help from someone who has experience saving money and resources as an Energy Steward, contact a church who has made a Covenant with Creation and support one another in your Action Plans, or find a local eco-faith group that can build bridges in your community.  Please feel free to contact any of these LRC liaisons for more information about the work they are doing!

For other ways to learn from and share with Lutheran creation care ministries in all their forms—like our connection calls—visit our connection page.

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