Cultivating Community

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!

A list of great creation care-related films and a guide for engaging them as Christians.

Haitians celebrate solidarity and community each independence day by eating Soup Joumou. Join with Haiti in that same solidarity by hosting a fundraising, community-building Soup Joumou dinner of your own!

How your church can turn its giant asphalt parking lot into a tool to care for creation.

Do you have enough sun? Do you have enough money? What will be the goal of the garden? These questions and others are what you need to ask before your church plants a community garden.

A stream cleanup: A simple way to engage the community and care for creation, all in the amount of time it takes to hold a church potluck!

Disregard bogus claims about some pact made with the devil. The real history of Haiti is more sinister, but the Haitian people are the real heroes. Here’s how to help now and in the future.

Are there examples of churches doing creation care in life-giving ways? Yes!

Where can you walk from your church? Who can walk to your church? Improving walkability is good for creation and communities.

Gifting Well

December 10, 2009

Don’t go it alone! Gracious and sustainable gift-giving is a greater joy to do within community.

It’s hard to enjoy the great hot drinks of the holiday season in a paper cup. Wrap your hands around a warm mug, instead!