July 2021 Connections Call Recording & Related Resources: Hear as Sarah & Brandon Bowers describe their methods of raising animals as food and reflect on their experiences as family on a farm. Listen for their perspectives as this is a ministry of stewardship education: Telling someone to give up thatRead More →

“Creation Care” is more than just “being green.”  Integrating a lens of eco-justice is not only critical in order to be church in the world, it brings joy to your community.  Please share this introduction video with those in your congregation who want to know how and why this ministryRead More →

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What does this term mean? How do we discuss these issues in love and faith and move forward together? Check out this new resource out of the Advocacy Office: “Just TransitionRead More →

Hear again from Author,  Gayle Boss speak about her Lenten Series (click here or the video below): Wild Hope.  To continue the conversation re: animal welfare check out our resource pages. “In Wild Hope, vivid stories of 25 of these wild ones wake in us wonder—and grief at what they suffer onRead More →

Acknowledging the Indigenous peoples on whose land our churches sit has the potential to profoundly shift our relationship to our history, our indigenous neighbors, and the land. How might you lead your church through a process that opens the door to awakening? We are inspired by Vance Blackfox’s call forRead More →

There are so many examples from our brothers and sisters across the nation sharing exciting and authentic ways of conversing about climate and making ripples of action as church in the world: Arctic Scientist, Henry Huntington shared his professional expertise in a new framework of faith during Faith & UnderstandingRead More →

Thanks to all who joined the August 2020 Connections Call to share experiences with and resources on how to keep moving acknowledging the inevitable grief we experience as humans.  Listen in on the call (click here) and see below the various readings,  next steps, and tools that were referenced duringRead More →

Since there are so many members of our ELCA community who live in agricultural areas and we all depend on food to sustain us; let’s explore how we can deliberately share the spectrum of ways our churches can inform members of opportunities, practice mindful eating, and love the wide arrayRead More →

As part of our Connections Calls, we get to hear feedback from representatives who work in various expressions of the ELCA. (Click here to listen.) During the January 2020 call, after a group devotional,  Katrina Martich shared what she took away from the 2019 Lutheran Disaster Response Convening.  Listen hereRead More →