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 presented a new webinar, Driving $mart in God’s Garden, on March 12, 2020. Click here to watch a recording of the webinar and learn about how you can learn to improve your current car’s efficiency by 20%!
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.
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
Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy for Homes and Churches
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.
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.”
“Green grace is the healing that comes to us when we enjoy rich bonds with other people, plants and animals, and the Earth.”
“Social injustice leads to ecological injustice and vise-versa.”
“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