“We won’t save places we don’t love. We can’t love places we don’t know. We don’t know places we haven’t learned.”
~ Baba Dioum, Senegalese Environmentalist
Are you curious how scripture, church, creation, teens, and problem-solving strategies connect? Stop by this week’s EcoFaith station to hear from Cheryl and ECLC confirmation and high school youth more about Connect-the-DotsTM, a fun and new leadership opportunity for ECLC youth, in a partnership with several other area churches, Growing Green Hearts, and the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Area Synod.
During the season of Easter, on Sundays at 9:45 am from April 3-May 8, grades 6-8 (together with grades 9-12 on April 3 & 24) will move through 6 steps of learning and growing and creating something special to celebrate that we are an EcoFaith church. Participants will learn to use the engineering design process to find a "green" need for our church and community, research it, and match up their strengths to create a solution. The goal is for ECLC youth to connect the dots between faith and science and all God’s creation, to grow in relationship with one another, and to make new connections in the church.
Heidi Ferris (creator of the Connect-the-Dots experience), LynMarie, and the EcoFaith team will coach ECLC youth through this very empowering and exciting process of exploring vocation, building relationships, and blending Lutheran theology with climate science, community, and environmental stewardship. Interested in being part of the process? We’d love for you to join us on Sunday mornings!
Follow along on social media to see what God is up to in the process, with pictures, video clips, and invitations for everyone to participate. Contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.412.3253 (call or text anytime) with questions.