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Resources Library 

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The new official Lay Servant Ministries course, Loving People and Planet in God's Name, is here! This is a great resource based on the previous UMW/United Women in Faith course Climate Justice. 

The Northern Illinois Net-Zero Task Force is working to offer it in the 2023-24 program year in each district's Lay Academy. 

Posted here is everything you need to offer the course at your district Lay Academy in either a two-Saturday format designed for Northern Illinois Conference, or the original format of five two-hour sessions, such as for Lent. 

Or, you can enroll in the online version

The NIC Net-Zero Team has created a two-session Introduction to Climate Change and Net-Zero efforts, suitable for adult Sunday School and small group studies. 


It's free for you to download and use. 

Session 1: Intro to Net-Zero

Session 2: Intro to Net-Zero


Council of Bishops Climate Crisis Response, 2021:

The bishops' original document, 
God's Renewed Creation, 2009

Resources for young folks

Rev. Tura Gillespie's website Teaching Cultural Compassion offers great reviews of books for young folks on many subjects, including creation care and climate justice. 


She locates and reviews books, and writes curriculum, to help parents and congregations give children and youth the best of the best, and save time! Subscribe to her great free enews! 

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It's a FREE Curriculum on nature and climate change for grades  3-8, 8-11, 5-11, 11-14, and 14-18. Great videos and virtual field trips!  Use at home, at Sunday School, and at school.

The Nature Conservancy offers "Nature Lab" 

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Resources for Your Congregation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency partners with Energy Star to offer a free Action Workbook for Congregations.  

This linked page offers some great videos about the program, the action workbook for congregations, and other action workbooks for many other settings. 

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2020 Document Packet 

Bishop Sally Dyck's Earth Day address

UMW Climate Justice Campaign
    (Just Energy 4 All) Info

Earthkeepers information - training and grants

Chicago ecumenical Earth Day event  April 22

Ecumenical Advocacy weekend in D.C. April 24-27

Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing

The Fierce Urgency of Now Liturgy

United Methodist Foundation Ex-Carbon 200 Fund Info

Earth Day 2020 Theme: Climate Action

Natural Landscapes document: 
Help for soggy spots and more. 

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