Cultivating Community

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] It’s summertime, when the bicycle is the preferred seasonal mode of transportation. But getting on a bike this summer means a lot more than a day of fun with the wind in your face. If more Americans [...]

You’ve seen those “Adopt-a-Highway” signs on the side of the road. Your church’s name can be on one of them! Here’s how.

Don’t throw it out! Collect old books with a church-sponsored book donation day and save them from the landfill and put them into the hands of people who need them most.

A butterfly garden is one of the easiest gardens to start and keep up–and one of the most rewarding!

Animals end up in shelters for a variety of reasons, but not all of them make it out. Here’s how your church can help get more happy, healthy shelter pets adopted!

Every step of stewardship helps strengthen and nurture the earth’s biodiversity by protecting and cultivating the abundance of created life, but a particularly helpful step that your church family can take locally is to develop a partnership with a local nature preserve.

Bring a plant, get a new plant! A plant swap is an easy (and cheap!) way to build community with others from outside of your church by stewarding God’s creation together.

National Bike-to-Work Day is this Friday. But when is Bike-to-Church Day?

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays] The Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989 thrust creation’s vulnerability into the spotlight for many of us for the first time. Yet, over 20 years later, that vulnerability shocks us again as we witness the unfolding of [...]

Did you know that the most environmentally friendly car wash is a professional one? Still, it is possible to wash your car on your own in a conscientious way. Here’s how …

Arbor Day is tomorrow, and here are some suggestions for planting some of God’s most beautiful creatures–trees!–as a church family.

When the first creation care simulcast–happening next Wednesday–is over, how can you keep the conversation going in your church?

Does your church want to care for creation in a way that is easy, inexpensive, and still important? Build a bird house–or a few–to encourage love for and protection of God’s creatures.

Fair trade, organic, shade grown, church-going, college-educated … how many adjectives does our coffee need before it’s OK to drink? And is it possible to drink it at church? Yes!