Green Team Workshop: Northern Illinois Synod of ELCA 

At Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center on February 20, 2016 thirty people from 14 congregations gathered for a workshop on greening churches. Bishop Gary Wollersheim opened with devotions and also participated in discussions. The main presenters were Russ Senti and myself.

Some congregations already had green teams while others are just forming one. We shared with the group on how to form a green team by giving examples from the history of greening in our synod. Then we shared how to start a green team using LRC material. We also heard from a few congregations on their accomplishments. It was great to hear these success stories as we have been working on greening since 2008 

I was also able to share some new ideas and some guidelines on energy usage. LOMC has been the center for greening in the center.

I’m hoping we can repeat this workshop in the fall with different congregations.                                                       

George Davis

Green Team Member

(The Greening Workshop schedule is available for downloading at the bottom of this page.)


Greening Workshop at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center


George Davis helping out participants






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Peter Bakken,
Feb 26, 2016, 2:00 PM