South Metro Faith Communities Caring for Creation
Written by Curt Carlson
God had to be rejoicing to see Prince of Peace and eight other south metro faith communities come together to listen and take action on caring for creation. More than 200 concerned church members from these same communities met at the “Climate Care: Taking Next Steps” event Sunday, January 31st at St. Thomas Becket Church, Eagan. Yes, Prince of Peace was well represented. The event was sponsored by InterFaith Creation Care South Metro representing Creation Care small groups from these communities including Prince of Peace in the spirit of “Called to Connect”. Author and meteorologist Paul Douglas shared his presentation on Caring for Creation and teen representatives from the Youth Be the Spark program of Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light then spoke on their concerns for the future of our planet. Break-out sessions followed discussing what steps we can do to help preserve God’s creation. Attendees left this event energized to make changes in their own lives and to encourage others to do the same.
InterFaith Creation Care South Metro represents these faith communities: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville; St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, Eagan; Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Apple Valley; Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, Burnsville; Rosemount United Methodist Church, Rosemount; St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Eagan; Living Joy Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Burnsville; Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake. We meet monthly at Prince of Peace to discuss our common concerns. Our goal is to work together to bring attention to God’s creation and the need to help preserve it. We welcome all interested individuals to join us. Visit our Facebook page for more about what is happening at https://www.facebook.com/groups/209905522678735/ .
The Creation Care Small Group at Prince of Peace meets the 1st and 3rdWednesday of the month in the Christian Life Center in room 218 starting at 6 pm and are there sometimes until 8 pm. Everyone is welcome join us. Review our website at http://popcreationcare.blogspot.com/ for more perspective. Contact Curt Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Erickson at email@example.com if you have questions.