The Guild of St. Francis seeks to make St. Luke’s an environmentally friendly campus and sponsors programs to encourage parishioners to care for God’s Creation.
Before COVID-19 and the temporary closure of the church to on-site gathering, the guild had planned a number of wonderful programs for April 2020. Fortunately, the Adult Forum speakers were able to be broadcast online, and guild members have also compiled a list of resources, from books and web sites to local organizations.
The native plant sale, tour of the Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech, and an event encouraging locally grown foods, however, were not able to take place. In lieu, Sue Sherrill and Sharon Young of the St. Francis Guild decided to offer an online “Creation Journal,” similar to our annual Advent and Lenten devotionals, for parishioners to share eco-friendly practices as well as reflections on God’s Creation.
Resources for Creation Care
Facebook page by parishioner Leslie Inman.
“A New Vision for the Park at St. Luke’s.” Parishioner Linda Duncan, landscape architect and a member of the board of The Park at St. Luke’s, narrates this delightful walk through the park and shares plans for new landscaping with native plants to attract birds and insects. (Coming soon.)
From Katherine Hayhoe, climate scientist:
“Christians and Climate Change”
“Global Wierding Series”
Interview with Bill Moyers: “Climate Change — Faith and Fact"
From Rashid Nuri, urban gardening advocate
Book: Growing Out Loud
Books: Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope.
sells native plans and works with community volunteers.
(Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials) in Grant Park. (Note: Appointment now required.)
will provide a bin, pick-up and return with soil.
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hosts a spring native plant sale and a fall native tree sale and also seeks volunteers to plant trees around the city.
The Forum: Creation Care 2020