Care of Creation Sunday

September 25, 2022

10 AM Worship | 12 Noon Workshop

Join us as we celebrate creation and learn how we can serve as stewards of our local watershed!

Caring for water orients a congregation in a new and deep way to its spiritual, social, cultural, and ecological community, while also positioning it to develop supportive ties to other congregations and groups in the area to foster watershed health. When a congregation cares for its local watershed, it potentially promotes awareness and action to ameliorate worldwide water justice issues, including those compounded by climate change and the feminization of poverty. The two-hour workshops will include a PowerPoint description of watersheds, water rituals, information about local collaboration, and reflection on the meaning of “living water.” All surrounding Christian congregations and interfaith communities are welcome.

Participants are encouraged to bring water from a local water source to the event at Noon for an opening water ritual!

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wright, newly appointed Pastor for Creation Care for the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will serve as our guest preacher and lead the watershed workshop.

Leading the Event

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wright, is a pastor, community organizer and spiritual director. She organized the congregation she served previously, Ascension Lutheran Church, S. Burlington, VT into a watershed stewardship congregation, publishing a Watershed Stewardship Manual. With Fr. Donald Kill she coauthored Ecological Healing: A Christian Vision (Orbis Books, 1993) and has published articles on water, environmental justice, and spirituality. She is the coordinator of the New England Synod’s Green Team. She is available to encourage and coordinate congregations to sign the Lutherans Restoring Creation congregational covenant and to utilize the Congregation’s Self-Organizing Kit.