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Inspiring stories from Earth Ministry congregations. See how others are using Earth Ministry's resources to care for God's creation.

A Touchstone for Greening Ideas - Grace Episcopal

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.

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Food & Faith: From Inspiration to Action

Learn how First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Texas, went from reading about food and faith to starting a local food co-op.

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A Model Congregation - Georgetown Gospel Chapel

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.

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Creation Care Sunday - Plymouth UCC

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.

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Integrating Creation Care into the life of the Cathedral - St. Mark's Episcopal

"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.

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Drive-less Sunday at University Baptist Church

One small church can make a big difference

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Blessing of the Worm Bin at St. Andrew's Episcopal

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.

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Creation Care as a Sign of Hope - St. John United Church of Christ

“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.”

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From JustFaith to Creation Care - St. Noel Church

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”.

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A Lesson in Patience - Richmond Beach UCC

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?’”

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