Radical Love Endeavor Mission Immersion 


Recover sustainable apparel co.

Support Advent Lutheran and the Earth while sporting this great new t-shirt! The shirt is made right here in Charlotte from recycled bottles so your purchase also supports a local business. We will use half the proceeds to make a donation to onetreeplanted.org; this means that for every shirt we sell, 5 trees get planted! Check out their website to learn more about their great work. The remaining proceeds will help fund our Spiritual Development programming during this time of financial challenge.    

Click the link below to purchase your Advent RLE Creation Care shirt 

Partner – Advent Lutheran

In partnership with Advent Lutheran, proceeds from the sale of this shirt go directly to their organization.

Shirt are available from October 4th – October 18th.  All orders will ship by November 2nd.

No returns or exchange

Product Details
Material – 100% Recycled Content
50% post-consumer PET, 50% upcycled cotton
Weight – 4oz
Sizing: Adult S – XXL



The biggest plarn ball challange

God’s Work Our Hands/Radical Love Endeavor

What’s “Plarn”?

Over the past few years, you donated more than 100,000 plastic bags which were turned into 250 beds for unhoused people in Charlotte.  The steps between bag and bed are (1) cutting the bags into plastic yarn (Plarn) and (2) crocheting the Plarn into mats.

One of our 2020 GWOH/RLE Mission Immersion projects is to have our Advent families take those plastic bags, make as much Plarn as possible by October 17th and roll it into GIANT balls.

Friendly Reminder plarn balls and plarn mats are due this Sunday October 17th. Jennie Henderson will be at church for the virtual crop walk to collect. Virtual Crop Walk starts at 10:00am.

Here is a video of Jennie giving you easy instructions on how to make your plarn!

Click here to watch how to make plarn balls 

We need thousands of bags!!!   Each mat requires 300-500 bags.   Bring them on the 20th or leave them at the church anytime.   If you need someone to pick the bags up, contact Jennie Henderson (jhendersonfit@gmail.com).

Crop Walk

Virtual Walk

Virtual Walk is on Sunday, October 11, 2020.
You can sign up now to walk and start fundraising. 
Go to crophungerwalk.org/charlottenc/Team/View/131734/Advent Lutheran

Catawba Riversweepers

October 3, 2020 9am-12pm
Arrangements are being finalized to work with Catawba Riversweepers for another of our God’s Work Our Hands projects and Advent’s Radical Love Endeavor – Creation Care Week.

This is a one-day initiative of pulling trash from the rivers, lakes, and tributaries that feed into the Catawba River. We will meet at Hidden Valley Eco Garden on Saturday, October 3rd, at 9am to work until 12noon.   Participants need to wear work clothes and a mask. Riversweepers will provide everything else.
Please send Carol Schierlmann an email by Monday, September 28th, if you and/or your family are planning to participate in this project so she can provide a headcount of the exact number. She will also provide specific directions to the Eco Garden which is less than 5 miles from the church. Carol is spiritualdev@adventlu.org 




Planting trees are a simple way to care for God’s creation.  We encourage you this week to either plant a tree in your community or donate a tree through a local non-profit. 

Here are some facts about trees: 


Local non-profits for tree donations: 




Cool Globes public art exhibit

Walking tour uptown Charlotte
Cool Globes Press Release Photos, Charlotte, NC

Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, is a public art exhibition designed to raise awareness of solutions to climate change.  Cool Globes grew out of a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005, and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2006.  Since that time, Cool Globes premiered in Chicago and went on tour across the country from Washington DC to San Francisco, San Diego, Sundance, Los Angeles, Houston and Cleveland.  In the fall of 2009, Cool Globes opened the first international exhibit in Copenhagen. From there our globes were in Geneva, Marseille, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Jerusalem and Boston. It is our hope that the millions of people who have experienced the exhibit, leave with a vast array of solutions to climate change, and with one clear message….we can solve this.





Caring for Creation

The Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice social statement explains the ELCA’s teachings on ecology and the environment, grounded in a biblical vision of God’s intention for the healing and wholeness of creation. This statement provides a Christian understanding of the human role to serve in creation, and a hope rooted in God’s faithfulness to the creation from which humans emerge and depend upon for sustaining life. It provides a framework for understanding the human role in creation, the problem of sin and the current environmental crisis.

Caring for Creation expresses a call to pursue justice for creation through active participation, solidarity, sufficiency and sustainability, and states the commitments of the ELCA for pursuing wholeness for creation — commitments expressed through individual and community action, worship, learning, moral deliberation and advocacy.

You can read or download the full social statement Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope and Justice in English or en español. This statement was adopted in 1993 by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly.



Eco facts to reduce your carbon footprint. click here


Online Games

interactive environmental games

1)  Play the Fish Game online – teaches about sustainability and depleting resources www.cloud institute.org

2)  Crunch Time 2.0 https://www.schoolgen.co.nz/teachers/online-games/  Crunch Time is a fun interactive quiz game aimed at kids of all ages – with questions about energy, science and sustainability. The game can be played individually or set up so whole classes can play against each other.

3)  Games about air quality for children  https://www.airnow.gov/education/students/games/

4)  Game about pollution run off  https://www.epa.gov/nps/nonpoint-source-pollution-awareness-whats-wrong-picture

5)  Interactive learning about climate change https://climatekids.nasa.gov

6)  Young children game about animal habitats https://ssec.si.edu/habitats

7)  Nutrition around the world https://ssec.si.edu/pick-your-plate

8)  Recycle game https://www3.epa.gov/recyclecity/challenge/index.html



The Sunday Read: ‘How Climate Migration Will Reshape America’ The Daily

In August, Abrahm Lustgarten, who reports on climate, watched fires burn just 12 miles from his home in Marin County, Calif.

For two years, he had been studying the impact of the changing climate on global migration and recently turned some of his attention to the domestic situation.

Suddenly, with fires raging so close to home, he had to ask himself the question he had been asking other people: Was it time to move?

This week on The Sunday Read, Abrahm explores a nation on the cusp of transformation.

This story was written by Abrahm Lustgarten and recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

Click here to listen to the podcast

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