Cultivating Community

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!

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.

Gardening with God

March 26, 2010

Creation care isn’t only about big landscapes and vast wildernesses. We meet God in the particularity of tomatoes and radishes and cucumbers, too.

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.