Read Green Congregation Success Stories
In the past two years many congregations in the Greater Milwaukee Area Synod of the ELCA have been declared “green congregations” through the Web of Creation network. What does is mean for them to be a “green congregation?” What are they doing to be “green,” and what works? Three congregations in this synod might answer excitedly by saying: “We’re putting up solar panels!” “We have kids play in our community garden!” “Our property guy’s bought a ton of compact fluorescent bulbs!” “Our worship team is blessing animals!”
As David Dragseth notes in his article “Green Congregations” in the January/February issue of Lutheran Partners Magazine “these are the words of faith that drive the larger movements.” Click here to read stories from three congregations in the Greater Milwaukee Area Synod about what it means to be a Caring for Creation congregation.
St. Matthew, a large congregation in a first-ring suburb; All Peoples, a city congregation in a diverse and economically poor neighborhood; and Lake Park, a university church in a diverse and economically affluent neighborhood all share their experiences in their unique voices.