Creation Care Tips from the Synod Lutherans Restoring Creation Team

Lutherans Restoring Creation

By Lisa Brenskelle

The mission of Lutherans Restoring Creation is to promote incorporation of care for creation into the full life and mission of the church, working in five areas:  worship, education, discipleship, building & grounds, and public ministry/advocacy.  For some timely tips in these areas, see below:

  • Education: With the U.N. Climate Conference running through Dec. 11, either of two resources from ELCA World Hunger on this topic would make a timely study. Or, consider these four video reflections on the Swedish bishops’ letter on climate change, produced by LSTC. For a fun youth activity that involves the whole congregation, consider a Know Trash/No Trash exhibit. And don’t forget the ongoing monthly webinar series Sunday evening conversations on creation.
  • Public Ministry/Advocacy: Consider these upcoming Opportunities to Care for, Learn About, and Enjoy God’s Good Creation. With cooler weather upon us, it’s a great time of year for working outdoors to care for creation. Partner with local environmental organizations in your community to schedule a congregational event to clean up a park or beach, plant a garden or trees, or remove invasive species near a river, stream, or creek. To advocate for creation, petition the governor of Texas to support a strong plan to limit global warming emissions under the Clean Power Plan.

To contact the synod Lutherans Restoring Creation Team for creation care assistance and information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle.

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