Green Team

 Go Green

"We celebrate the vision of hope and justice for creation, and dedicate ourselves anew. We will act out of the conviction that, as the Holy Spirit renews our minds and hearts, we also must reform our habits and social structures." - Caring for Creation Social Statement

 We are available to answer any questions and to provide additional resources.

Pr. Nancy

The Rev. Dr. Nancy G. Wright, D.Min, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Members include Erik Backus, Linda Cutler, Lisa Dahill, Pr. Cindy Jacobson, Phoebe Morad, Raphaela Mueller, Sharon Samoska, Pr. John Stendahl, and Eleanor Tunney.

 If you'd like to join the Green Team's monthly calls, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the Zoom link.  

  

Synod and Churchwide Resolutions

pdf Global Climate Change Resolution (10 KB)

pdf 2010 Synod Resolution on Energy Stewardship (21 KB)

pdf Responding to 10-01 Resolution on Energy Stewardship (81 KB)

pdf Resolutions to 2015 Assembly (231 KB)

What does Eco-Reformation refer to? Hear from Barbara Rossing, Professor New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology.

Watch the Video

“Towards a Fossil Free Future”

Water Stewardship Resolution

Lutherans Restoring Creation (which includes preaching suggestions for each week)

View the Resource List

Green Team Magazine archives

Watershed Stewardship

Find your watershed here.

What is the state of the water? What organizations are working to steward the water? How can your congregation grow in leadership to become a water disciple? We are ready to help!

We are glad to come to your church or consult by phone to foster your leadership as watershed stewards; contact Pr. Nancy Wright for details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As your congregation becomes active, you will want to learn more about Lutherans Restoring Creation (lutheransrestoringcreation.org). Phoebe Morad may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Congregations can download the manual for free here.

watershed manual

 

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Lutherans Restoring Creation

Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grassroots movement that is driven by laity, clergy, lay professionals, synodical leadership, and others in the ELCA. This movement grows out of a long history of Lutheran concern (the 1993 social statement Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice, and other pre-ELCA Lutheran documents) and involvement. Many publications by Lutheran theologians, a manual for greeting congregations, worship resources and other information are available on this highly informative website.

Did you miss the recent webinar?  Click on the slide below to watch the recording.

 Creation Care 101

For an earlier, very helpful webinar click on the slide for “Creation Care in the Time of Covid".

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Use this link to find the Covenant for Congregations information, which includes the Congregational Self-Organizing Kit, which will help your congregation become a leader in caring for creation!

 

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Lutherans Restoring Creation Covenant Congregations

Ascension Lutheran, S. Burlington, VT (Sam Swanson) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Savior Lutheran, Hanover, NH (Pr. Kyle Seibert; Green Team) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Saranac Lake and Canton NY (Pr. Eric Olsen; Erik Backus) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Woburn, Mass. (Pr. Cindy Jacobsen; Beda Linehan) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bethany Lutheran Church, Cromwell, CT (Louise Courchaine, LRC liaison) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, Mass (Chris Porter) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lutheran Church of St. Mark, Glastonbury, CT (Eleanor Tunney) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

House of Prayer, Hingham, MA (liaison Phoebe Morad) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, CT (Pr. Tim Kyle) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nativity Lutheran Church, Rockport, ME (Elaine Isakson; Coordinator) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christ the King Epiphany, Wilbraham, Mass (Pr. Martha Sipe) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nearly there: Lutheran Church of the Newtons, Newton, MA (Catherine Hudgins, president) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Grant Application

Grants of up to $750 are available (which can be matched by Thrivent) for any congregational project that can be tied to the Earth Charter (www.Earthcharter.org). Because this Charter is the most comprehensive statement about how humans can live sustainably on Earth, any project that heals creation (gardens, water, food, etc.) connects to a principle in the charter.

 

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Green Team Magazine Archives

 

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Watershed Workshop presentation

 

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Bibliography

 

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Congregational Happenings

Students offer new creation care resource

We recently received an inquiry from a group of students in Bay Minette, Alabama who are researching creation care and came across our website. They suggested the following resource for individuals looking to "Go Green at Home" - that resource may be found here.  

ELCA Care for Creation

 

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