Inspiring stories from Earth Ministry congregations. See how others are using Earth Ministry's resources to care for God's creation.
For over ten years, members of Grace Episcopal Church in Bainbridge Island, Wash., have worked to integrate greening practices in their church’s institutional life. With such a steady presence in their church, the people of Earth & Spirit became touchstones for greening ideas.
Learn how First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Texas, went from reading about food and faith to starting a local food co-op.
A church in an economically challenged neighborhood, Georgetown Gospel Chapel in Seattle, WA, focused their greening efforts on energy conservation and organic gardening. These actions provided financial and health benefits.
Plymouth UCC in Seattle, WA, dedicated an entire morning of worship and study to creation care. Come and relive the experience through this visual tour.
"A large congregation is like a ship; it cannot change its course abruptly." The Ecology/Spirituality group of St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, WA, has worked tirelessly to bring many aspects of creation care into the life of its church.
One small church can make a big difference
In 1997, the preschool children at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle helped to build a worm bin and held a blessing service for the worms and their new home.
“It’s encouraging to have the creation-church connection institutionalized to give some sign of hope. This is Isaiah speaking, giving us a sign of hope in a land that’s been desecrated.”
Creation care began at St. Noel Church, located in the woods of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, after a group went through a 30-week formational study on social justice issues called “JustFaith”.
When Earth Ministry started its “Colleagues” program, Lois Harrison, a member of Richmond Beach Congregational United Church of Christ, was one of the first to sign up. But Lois felt like she just couldn’t light a spark, “At first I was feeling so frustrated, ‘are they not hearing me?’”