ELCA Care for Creation

FIRST STEPS FOR YOUR CONGREGATION
We are called to environmental stewardship and to care for the creation the God has given us. Climate change is impacting God’s creation. Humanity has played a part in destruction so we have a responsibility for restoration. This journey of care can start with your church. The ELCA strongly supports actions to reduce climate change and calls congregations and individuals to environmental stewardship. Some first steps to get your congregation started:

 read the ELCA Social Statement 
 form a Care for Creation/Green Team in your congregation
 complete a building energy use checklist with your building team, maintenance manager, and/or pastor
 conduct an energy audit of your church facilities to reduce the carbon footprint of your church
 use ELCA World Hunger Resources for Bible study
 plant a church garden
 invite a speaker from the Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wis. (LOPPW) to talk to your church about Care for Creation
 connect with the South Central Synod/LOPPW Care for Creation Team for more tips.

The Care of Creation Team  has resources to help you find Lutheran connections for faithful action!

 

 

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