Your Creation Care Calendar for 2011

January 2011 calendar page.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Mark your calendars! With the flip of the page onto January 2011 a few days ago, we entered a new year full of … [Read more...]

Get Outdoors this Christmas!

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] The holidays can mean lots of eating, lounging around, and whining "I'm bored." What a waste! Christmas break, … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: And Heaven and Nature Sing

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. … [Read more...]

Toolshed: A Guide to Giving Abundantly

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Giving is en vogue. And deceptively easy. Actually, it’s as easy as swiping a credit card. Lately it seems that every purchase we make is advertized as a purchase for good: … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: Jan Richardson on What is to Come

Silhouette of a man waiting under a tree.

The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before. It is not possible to keep it from coming, because it will. … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Bring the Outdoors In (Even for Christmas!)

Centerpiece of holly, cedar, and hydrangea.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] It’s easy to bring the outdoors in during the spring and summer months, when bouquets of fresh flowers adorn … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars for the Garden Year

Advent wreath with candles.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] This weekend Christians will celebrate the second Sunday of Advent, marking—with excitement and hope—that we … [Read more...]

Quotable Creation Care: A Prayer of Thanksgiving from Walter Rauschenbusch

Sunbeams shining through a tree.

O God, we thank you for this universe, our great home; for its vastness and its riches, and for the manifoldness of the life which teems upon it and of which we are a part. We praise you for the arching sky and the blessed winds, for the driving … [Read more...]

Giving the Good Life: A Conscientious Christmas Catalog

Rubiera and her husband in their greenhouse.

by Corbyn Small [Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] This is it, the time of year we’ve all been waiting for: the holiday season! It’s a time … [Read more...]

A Shopping “Mallternative” for Christmas: Host a Church Holiday Market

Beaded necklaces on display at a holiday market.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] It may seem too early to bring up Christmas, but we know how it goes: In October we have the best intentions … [Read more...]

Ash Wednesday: Of Earth and Heaven

by Kendra Langdon Juskus [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” - from the liturgy for Ash … [Read more...]