NEW Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue… 

Building Healthy Soil Saves Time and Money Now

Sunday, Mar. 25, at 6 p.m.

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.

John Ferguson, owner, Nature’s Way Resources

At the March web meeting, we welcome John Ferguson, soil scientist & owner of Nature's Way Resources, a Houston-based composting, mulch & recycling firm.   John's talk is an introduction to a new model of soil science and fertility management called the “Soil Food Web”.  It explains how biological (organic) methods work and how they save you time and money in your gardening projects by preventing many problems. The biological methods are sustainable; greatly reduce water requirements, prevent problems, eliminate air and water pollution, sequester carbon, and lower total management costs from property management to erosion control. Learn from the man whose personal garden has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and several gardening books. After John’s talk, there will be time for Q&A.  Please register for this talk, and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

 Clergy Climate Training

Ashland First United Methodist Church

Ashland, Oregon

May 1-3, 2018.

This conference will train ministers to address the reality of climate change in the American West. It is open to all congregations in the western United States and their extension ministries, and offers faith leaders the opportunity to network, learn how to best support their communities and congregations, and process the hope and grief of climate work in a sacred sanctuary space.

 Please e-mail csninfo@climatereality.com to receive a link to the application.  Application Deadline: March 1.

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NEW Drawdown EcoChallenge
April 4 - 25, 2018

During the three-week challenge period, you form new habits that act to counter climate change.  Choose from categories such as electricity generation, women & girls, buildings & cities, food, land use, transport, and materials.  Form a team with others in your church, synod, or community and make a positive impact!
To sign up or to learn more, go to https://drawdown.ecochallenge.org/.

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston is forming a team. If you have questions about joining, contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.


  • Stewardship of the Waters
  • Stewardship of the Plants
  • Stewardship of the Animals
  • Stewardship of the Soil

A source of ideas for speakers and topics for your own events, links to presentations from past conferences, and a record of what people of faith have been thinking and saying about the care and restoration of creation