As stewards of God's creation, it is our responsibility to care for the earth.
The Episcopal Church has made a commitment to practice loving formation, liberating advocacy, and life-giving conversation surrounding the care of creation. The Diocese of Missouri invites individuals, congregations and ministries to join our efforts through our Creation Care Ministry.
We invite you to learn more and become active in creation care by utilizing the resources on this page.
Christian Leaders Issue Climate Change Warning and Call for Action
For the first time, the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.
A Guide to Climate Action for Your Congregation and Community
The Episcopal Church is part of a diverse group of faith organizations answering the call to care for God's creation by leading on climate solutions. The group has put together a guide to will show you new ways to serve God, love your neighbor, be good stewards, act for the good of creation, live out your faith, work for justice, help make your congregation more financially stable, and strengthen your moral witness to the world.
Creation Care VBS
(July 5) Wild Wonder was created for elementary-age children by A Rocha, a Christian conservation organization that works to help Christians better understand our role in God’s creation and our responsibilities to help it flourish.
Wild Wonder includes:
- five days of lessons
- topics such as soil, plants, insects, animals, and people
- three stations with activities
- outlines for opening and closing times
- a focus on Psalm 104
- printable images, activity sheets, games, and other materials.
Policies for a Green Recovery
(April 29, 2021) The Office of Government Relations explains proposed legislation making its way through Congress to help solve the climate crisis. We encourage everyone to contact their lawmakers and urge them to enact these ambitious infrastructure and energy legislation.
Earth Day Resources
International Earth Day is April 22, but celebrations and advocacy events are happening throughout the month of April. Here are a few resources with ways to get involved:
- Earth Day Resources, from ECF Vital Practices
- Faith Climate Action Week, from Interfaith Power & Light
- Earth Day Action Toolkit, from EarthDay.org
New Creation Care Ministry Takes Root in the Diocese of Missouri
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is pleased to announce the formation of a new ministry focused on the care of God’s creation.
The Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson has appointed the Rev. Kevin McGrane from Trinity Episcopal Church in St. James to lead our Creation Care Ministry. Six additional members from across the diocese will also serve on the team.
Episcopal Covenant to Care of Creation
Putting It into Practice
In Jesus, God so loved the whole world. We follow Jesus, so we love the world God loves. Concerned about the global climate emergency, drawing from a range of approaches for our diverse contexts, we commit to form and restore loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with all of Creation.
Good News Gardens
Good News Gardens is a church-wide movement of individuals, congregations, schools, colleges, seminaries, monasteries, camps and conference centers involved in a variety of food and creation care ministries – gardening, farming, beekeeping, composting, gleaning, feeding, food justice advocacy. The list goes on and on. Collectively Good News Gardens share their abundance, their prayers, and the Way of Love in their communities and beyond.
Province V Creation Care Network
The Diocese of Missouri is part of Province V of the Episcopal Church, which has set up a network for conversation for anyone working on care for creation - in their dioceses, in their parishes, or in their personal lives. This network shares information about ministries, best practices, and challenges that we might be having.
Interfaith Power & Light
Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change. For two decades, IPL has been helping congregations address global warming by being better stewards of energy. The campaign has a track record of tangible results: shrinking carbon footprints and educating hundreds of thousands of people in the pews about the important role of people of faith in addressing this most challenging issue.
Meet the members of the new Diocesan Creation Care Ministry Team.Read More »