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Caring for Creation

“Blessed are you, O Lord our God, maker of all things.  Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts. With them we offer ourselves to your service and dedicate our lives to the care and redemption of all that you have made, for the sake of him who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen” (Lutheran Book of Worship).

As children of God, we recognize our call to care for creation.  In 2018 we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the “Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice” ELCA Social Statement.  Caring for Creation expresses a call to pursue justice for creation through active participation, solidarity, sufficiency and sustainability, and states the commitments of the ELCA for pursuing wholeness for creation — commitments expressed through individual and community action, worship, learning, moral deliberation and advocacy.  The link to the entire Statement can be found below:


This year our focus is on the education and communication of topics to help in reducing our impact on God’s creation.  We hope the events and resources listed below will be an inspiration and you will join us throughout this year of celebration!  Activities are currently being planned with the Fellowship, Outreach and Faith Formation committees.  See this list below – with more to be added throughout the year.

Upcoming Events:

  • Next Planning Meeting – Sunday, March 18 @ Noon (Library) – All are welcome to join in our planning
  • Spring Gardening – Saturday, March 24th (10:00 AM) – come to GSLC as we join with the Outreach committee to assemble and fill our new raised beds. All our produce will be provided to local food ministries.
  • Earth Hour – Saturday, March 24th (8:30 – 9:30 PM) – have your family join a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm as a symbol of commitment to the planet. It was started as a lights-off event in SydneyAustralia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories.  For additional information: https://www.earthhour.org/ 
  • Earth Day – Sunday, April 22nd :
    • Community Garden Dedication
    • Sunday School Opening
    • FX3
    • Saints and Sinners – Wednesday, April 25th – Service Project (TBD)
  • God’s Work. Our Hands – Sunday, September 9th – TBD

Check These Out: 

“Green Team” SE Synod–Facebook Page

Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the ELCA.  The site contains information for Pastors, Congregations and Individuals – including a Personal Covenant, Devotions and many other resources available.

ELCA Advocacy works for change in public policy based on the experience of Lutheran ministries, programs and projects around the world and in communities across the United States.

Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GiPL) equips faith communities across the state of Georgia to care for creation through worship, education, and the stewardship of our natural resources.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.