Radical Love Endeavor Mission Immersion 




EVENTS

BEDS TO BAGS

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

This year’s walk is on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
Stay tuned for more details on how to sign up!

Advocacy

ELCA SOCIAL STATEMENT

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.

Education

DID YOU KNOW?

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

 

Podcast

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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