Creation Care

Climate Change: An Opportunity for which the Church Was Born


Conference-wide Creation Care Team

The Creation Care Team’s primary focus is to encourage and support congregations in the Wisconsin Conference as they do what they can to care for creation. On this page you will find many resources for your creation care efforts.  If you would like to be a part of this team, or for more information on the Creation Care Team, contact John Helt, or Bob Ullman.

The Creation Care Team is presenting a new webinar, Driving $mart in God’s Garden, on March 12, 2020. Click here for more information about how you can learn to improve your current car’s efficiency by 20%!

Be sure to check out our other Creation Care webpages for worship resources and information on the Conference’s solar array


A Kairos Call to Action: 10-Years of Church Mobilization on Climate and Inequality

Read about the United Church of Christ’s Kairos Call to Action and how we can mobilize for the planet…and thus humanity itself. After reading about the Kairos call, click here to see the recommended actions that are being called for over the 10 weeks.

 


Creation Justice Church Programcreation care logo

The United Church of Christ’s Creation Justice Church program offers resources to help your church start an environmental ministry. Start by taking on the Creation Care Challenge. Find ways to either give birth to an environmental ministry in your church or to take an existing ministry to the next level of engagement.  Here are some resources from UCC.org to get you started:

Becoming a Creation Justice Church
Creation Justice Brochure
Five Potential First Steps: Starting on the Path to Green Vitality
Creation Care Challenge video
NEW Creation Care Video – Creation Care: A Story of Three Great Loves


More Resources:

Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy for Homes and Churches

  • Focus on Energy provides information, resources, and financial incentives to Wisconsin households, schools and businesses (including congregations) for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • EnergyStar for Congregations offers free online resources including an Action Workbook for Congregations and the Portfolio Manager energy management tool, and awards an EnergyStar Certification for congregations that have achieved a high level of energy efficiency.

Wisconsin Council of Churches Creation Care Advocacy Resources

The Wisconsin Council of Churches offers a webpage full of Creation Care advocacy resources. Visit their site.

 

Quotes for Reflection on Climate Justice

The following is from the opening devotional at the October meeting of the UCC Council for Climate Justice.

“The Spirit of God is a life that bestows life, root of the world-tree and wind in its branches. She is glistening life alluring all praise, all awakening, all resurrecting.
—Hildegard of Bingen

“More science and more technology are not going to get us out of the present ecological crisis until we find a new religion, or rethink our old one.”
—Lynn White

“Green grace is the healing that comes to us when we enjoy rich bonds with other people, plants and animals, and the Earth.”
—Jay McDaniel

“Social injustice leads to ecological injustice and vise-versa.”
—Leonardo Boff

“1) Take only your share, 2) Clean up after yourself, 3) Keep the house in good repair for others.”
–Sally McFague’s Three House Rules

“If we cannot conspire to heal our planet, our reason for being is called into question.”-Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the UCC

UCC Environmental Justice Resources: ucc.org/environmental-ministries

Take Action! Simple ways to reduce our footprint on our Earth (PDF)

Rethink! Ideas to cut down on use of disposable items (PDF)

Making Congregations Greener by The Parish Paper

Join the Creation Care Facebook group

Creation Care Team contacts:
John Helt or Bob Ullman

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