Creation Care Ministry

Are you interested in the ways that caring for creation can be an expression of your faith life? Get in touch with Deacon Laura Heller to learn how you can get involved with the Creation Care Team.

GRANTS AVAILABLE FROM Creation Care!

Our synod’s Creation Care Ministry has received another grant to continue their work for environmental projects such as planting trees, creating community gardens, recycling, and becoming more energy efficient, to name a few. We invite congregations to join in a covenant to care for creation. For more information, please email Deacon Laura Heller.

IMPORTANT WORK FOR CREATION CARE

This Spring 2020, our Creation Care Team submitted an Eco-Resolution for our Delaware-Maryland Synod that was approved by our Synod Council. The purpose is to: 

  1. Emphasize awareness of the ELCA’s longstanding support of Creation Care and specifically the 1993 ELCA Social Statement on the Environment. Learn more about this social statement here

2.Emphasize awareness of the Earth Charter that was endorsed during the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 2019.

3. Implement portions of the Earth Charter working in cooperation with the ELCA Sustainability/Environment Table.

4. Engage with congregations to help them be better stewards of creation as defined in our project “New Hope for Creation” that received funding from our Synod Connectedness Team.

Please watch the videos below to learn more about both the approved Eco-Resolution and to hear from our Bishop William Gohl  as he explains the importance of the ELCA Earth Charter. 

Consider using this ELCA Season of Creation devotion with your congregation or in your family during September 1 – October 4th, 2020. Click on the guide to the right to access.

ADDITIONAL CREATION CARE RESOURCES

Check out Lutheran’s Restoring Creation for more resources, including a worship service for September 20th, 2020 including Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, The Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing, Rev. Lenny Duncan, Rebekah Bruesehoff, as well as numerous parish pastors and members of the Lutherans Restoring Creation Board of Directors. Music will be provided by Marty Haugen, the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade, and Pastor John Tirro. 

WHAT’S A GREEN SYNOD?

Want to know what it means to be a green synod? Read the Green Synod Mission Statement here.