Listen in below to a gathering on Zoom where we hear suggestions and reflections from one another regarding our progress and challenges sharing Creation Care concepts in congregations and communities.  Also see below for various resources to get yourself started (or re-charged) in your context. How do I navigate all the resources on this LRCRead More →

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Rev. Matthew Zemanick, Program Director, Lutheran Disaster Response Initiatives joined us to consider all the ways we can “lend a hand” before, during, and after a natural disaster.  The work of educating our communities and and getting to know the people and resources in them are critical aspects of disaster preparedness  – and often theRead More →

As a youngster growing up in Rosebud, Texas, Pastor Harold Vanicek could often be found with dirty hands working in his grandparents’ large garden. As farmers, grandma and grandpa invited their grandson to join in the work of growing food and caring for the land, which gave Pastor Harold an early introduction to creation care.Read More →

Are you ready to welcome people from your church +/or community to discuss our call to Care for Creation? You are not alone: reach out to people on our map that may be near you and see if they can offer help. However… the true experts are all around you already. Your community needs to beRead More →

The Lead-Free Superhero! We were honored to have Aiden and Deanna Branch share their experience growing the Coalition on Lead Emergency with their church community.  We had a great conversation about how critical the act of hospitality and generous love is in and outside of the church.  We thank you all for your witness andRead More →

Consider all the ways your church interacts with God’s Good Creation.Celebrate (and commit to more) by using this form and the resources linked within:CLICK HERE and pick at least one Creation Care goal proposed/met for each facet of your church life. Then let the Lutherans Restoring Creation network help with the rest: *Once you hitRead More →

This interview led by ELCA’s Sustainability Associate, Adele Bodog, follows Donna Pellegrin Permaculture design certificate holder, who uses her certification to conduct work on her church’s property and Larry Herrold, a second-year seminarian at United Lutheran Seminary, as they discuss their experience in Permaculture and steps to designing and financing food forests.Read More →

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Columbia, MO – Forty eight people participated in an intergenerational planting of native Missouri shrubs in our church’s Rain Garden to culminate our 2022 Earth Week theme, “Honoring Our Sacred Trust: Caring for God’s Creation Now and For Future Generations” https://www.saintandrewslutheran.org/Read More →

EmPOWER your community to communicate with who manages your energy! Hear from Emilie Bouvier, Director of Organizing in the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, share on experiences working with rural electric cooperatives as an exciting place to gain some traction and move the needle on climate and equity goals. SheRead More →