United in caring for God’s creation throughout Lent and beyond
As we prepare for the watchful season of Lent, the Creation & Climate Change ministry initiative and the members of the Creation Care Grassroots Network warmly invite and encourage the people of the Convocation to join us in ZERO WASTE LENT 2022, a Lenten series of themed weekly discussions about climate change and our Christian responsibility to care for God’s creation.
Zero Waste Lent is the FIRST ever Convocation-wide conversation about climate change. This is an opportunity to build unity through loving dialogue that explores the steps we can take to develop sustained, contemplative action practices in our daily lives, our congregations, and our communities.
Each Thursday from March 10th – April 7th at 7:00 PM CET (10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Georgia Standard Time), we will meet on Zoom for an hour of prayer, listening, and encouragement through shared stories. Conversations will be lively and include fun activities, and suggestions for creative actions that answer God’s call to preserve and protect our planet.
To begin the series, participants are being asked to calculate their carbon footprint using the Global Footprint Network's carbon Footprint Calculator.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (click here). Participants can enter the series at any time – join us for one conversation or the entire series.
A follow up communication with prompts for pulpit announcements, bulletin inserts, an announcement for inclusion on your church website, and printable posters, is forthcoming.
There will also be updated weekly announcements for each week of Lent.
Zero Waste Lent 2022 Discussion Schedule
Thursdays, March 10th – April 7th, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CET
Special Earth Hour Observance – March 26th
Resources for Congregational Leaders & Communications
Follow up communications with prompts for pulpit announcements, bulletin inserts, an announcement for inclusion on your church website, and printable posters:
updated weekly announcements for each week of Lent:
|March 10 (Introduction)||Week 1 Challenge|
|March 17 (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)||Week 2 Challenge|
|March 24 (Food Waste and Gardening)||Week 3 Challenge|
|March 26-27 (Earth Hour Observance)||Earth Hour Prompts|
|March 31 (Financing)||Week 4 Challenge|
|April 7 (Encouraging and Engaging Others)||Week 5 Challenge|
Please direct questions and requests for more information to:
Creation & Climate Change Ministry Initiative:
Creation Care Grassroots Network:
Stephen Squire, Chair
Rev. Lutz Ackermann
Rev. Thomas Muller
Rev. Michael Rusk
Susan Pinnells, Chair