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The Spiritual Wisdom of Trees - Course Trailer ... See MoreSee Less
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“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is today! This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.Share your pictures of your service activities below! ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow is God's Work, Our Hands Sunday! What do you have planned? What will your congregation be doing to care for creation? We'd love to hear your stories! ... See MoreSee Less
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How have your plans to integrate creation care in your congregation’s life been working out? Did you complete an Action Plan? Are you celebrating the Season of Creation? Have you started a Green Team? Stay connected & share updates to keep momentum! We want to help celebrate and share advice on challenges. Take a stroll through the stories shared by other members below, or add your own story by completing the form at this link: lutheransrestoringcreation.org/profiles-in-action/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that we have a map of all of the Care for Creation Ministries we have encountered through this work? Check it out at this link, and if you have a ministry that should be added to the map, fill out the form or message us! lutheransrestoringcreation.org/map-of-lrc-care-for-creation-ministries/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Need a Bible study for your church this week? Check out this one that emphasizes living water... gather some folks via Zoom, or gather as a family to worship God. lutheransrestoringcreation.org/water-living-water-bible-study/ ... See MoreSee Less
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A great way to get more connected with creation care work is through our Connection Calls. Check out the recordings of our previous Connection Calls and mark your calendar for the next one: lutheransrestoringcreation.org/connections-calls/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that some of the most important work our congregations can do in creation care is advocacy? We seek to change the systems that foster the degradation of creation and to rectify the injustices that result from it through advocacy. And we seek to alert our members to environmental legislation that protects creation and to encourage their active participation in the development of public policy. We encourage members to engage in civic activities that foster ecological health. Because we desire to leave Earth a better place for our children, we will promote love and respect for creation among our youth, teach them responsible Earth practices, and engage them in projects that restore creation. We will pursue this mission in a grace-filled manner, seeking to find hope and joy in the commitments and sacrifices these provisions may entail and in the restorations they engender. We seek to let our care for creation be known to others. lutheransrestoringcreation.org/public-witness-policy-advocacy/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Feeling like your congregation might want to get more involved in caring for creation? Already caring for creation and want to learn how to take the next step? You’re not alone. At Lutherans Restoring Creation, we have tons of resources to help your congregation and community commit to creation care in practical, theological, and impactful ways. Check out how to get started here: lutheransrestoringcreation.org/what-can-we-do/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Why do Lutherans care about creation? Good question! And it’s one that we get a lot! Here are ten reasons Lutheran care for all creation: lutheransrestoringcreation.org/top-10-reasons-why-lutherans-care-for-all-creation/ ... See MoreSee Less
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The Lord's Prayer adapted from The New Zealand Book of Prayer | He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa. This version of the Lord’s prayer was influenced by Maori theologians. ... See MoreSee Less
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August is almost over - have you written your letters yet? Called your reps to thank or encourage them? Great step-by-step resources here thanks to BlessedTomorrow #MomentUs #MakeAugustRecessCountCongress is headed home for recess. When they return, they will make the most important decisions yet for our climate & future. Call on Congress to cut emissions, restore nature & prioritize justice, now. bit.ly/2FW08zo #MomentUs #MakeAugustRecessCount ... See MoreSee Less
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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!

Upcoming Connections Call: A Spectrum of Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (9/28)

Upcoming Connections Call: A Spectrum of Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (9/28)

What are all* the tools we, as ELCA churches and individual members, bring to the table to achieve 50% Reduction ...
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Connections Call: Advocating and Acting for Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Connections Call: Advocating and Acting for Reducing Greenhouse Gases

A Call to Advocate and Act for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases for the Health of All >> Be sure ...
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Our Board Votes to Launch Membership Program!

Our Board Votes to Launch Membership Program!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Lutherans Restoring Creation Board Votes to become a Membership Organization Contact: Phoebe Morad, info@lutheransrestoringcreation.org Friday February 22, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Connections Calls (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKneoOobuRaoX6qxleOzH91Z&layout=gallery ...
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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 Be sure you ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Connections Call: More than 600 Trees

In this call (click here), Deacon Laura Heller and the rest of team from the MD/DE Synod share how they ...
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Connections Call: Climate Civil Disobedience

In this call (click here), Kim Acker (Grace Lutheran in Palo Alto, CA) shares her experiences with civil disobedience and ...
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Connections Call: From the Bible to the Frontlines

In this call (click here) we hear about what “From the Bible to the Frontlines” might mean to us and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Connections Call: Sunrise Movement

In this call (click here) we hear from people involved in the Sunrise Movement and some reflections on the Green ...
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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 ...
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Native Land Acknowledgment:  A Process

Native Land Acknowledgment:  A Process

Acknowledging the Indigenous peoples on whose land our churches sit has the potential to profoundly shift our relationship to our ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Connections Call: February 25th, Gayle Boss

Connections Call: February 25th, Gayle Boss

Hear again from Author,  Gayle Boss speak about her Lenten Series (click here or the video below): Wild Hope.  To continue ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Lutherans Restoring Creation Board Votes to become a Membership Organization Contact: Phoebe Morad, info@lutheransrestoringcreation.org Friday February 22, 2019 On February 21, 2019 the Board of Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) voted unanimously to become a membership organization.  “This is a way for LRC to strengthen its grassroots effectiveness,” saidRead More →

Connect with other caring for creation Lutherans by joining one of our monthly Connections Calls, sharing your stories in our Good Green News emails (be sure to sign up as a friend of LRC to receive these messages!), asking your council to sign a “Covenant with Creation,” sharing about your work at your next synod gathering, or by investing in our work with a donation.

We are a network of truly engaged volunteers and act as a hub of information. We need your help to encourage others by knowing what you have done. We also need your financial support since we operate independently from the ELCA as a small, independent non-profit. With a humble budget we can make your contribution go far!

Become a member today and help us equip and inspire pastors, youth leaders, students, and congregations across the country!

You can read (here) about how this movement emerged over 25 years ago.  Looking ahead, we need you to know that this effort is made possible through the generosity of individuals who believe that our Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) should be doing more than they already are to integrate Care for Creation ethics and actions into the life of the church.  We run as independent non-profit*, with an active Board of Directors and are sustained by a growing membership base.  Please join us as we need you now more than ever!

Simply donate online via our secured site (here). You may also mail a check made out to “Lutherans Restoring Creation” and send to: LRC c/o Phoebe Morad, 22 Waldron Road, Braintree MA 02184.

See what we have done and consider what else we can accomplish with your support! 
Please share with your congregation, friends, and family. 
 

For more information please contact, Phoebe Morad, Executive Director at 617-599-2722.

*Lutherans Restoring Creation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN # 82-0828984.

We are a network of truly engaged volunteers and act as a hub of information. We need your help to encourage others by knowing what you have done. We also need your financial support since we operate independently from the ELCA as a small, independent non-profit. With a humble budget we can make your contribution go far!

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