St. Paul's UCC  |  An Earthwise-Creation Justice Congregation

We believe that our call to love our neighbors extends not only to all people, but also to all the beings of creation. We care for our sibling species and the land, water, and air that support us all, not only as responsible stewards, but also in respecting their intrinsic worth. In recognition of these values, we've been designated as a Creation Justice Church by the UCC, building on over a decade as an Earthwise congregation as designated by the Minnesota Conference . Our Creation Justice Covenant reflects our congregational commitment to working within our congregation and in broader communities to transform harm into healing.

Some of our major Earthwise-Creation Justice activities over the past decade include installing an array of solar panels on our roof; making improvements to our roof for water management and energy efficiency; installing rain gardens on our grounds; developing a food ethics statement and making more local and fair trade choices in the food served at events; and organizing many educational, faith formation, and worship activities, including a series of book studies around Active Hope that has infused new energy into our Earthwise-Creation Justice pursuits throughout the congregation.

Recent Activities

Cathedral on Fire Discussion Series

We held a series engaging with Cathedral on Fire: A Church Handbook for the Climate Crisis, by Brooks Berndt, UCC Minister for Creation Justice, engaging with one chapter each month from July 2020 to February 2021. Sessions met via Zoom.

Virtual Garden Tour

As we head through the shortest days of the year, we invite you to revisit a bit of sunshine and flowers with a virtual tour of our church gardens, a "Collage of Seasons." 

Creation Justice Church

Learn more about our activities in each of the four Creation Justice Church dimensions (each heading is clickable):

Theology and Worship

Creation Justice-oriented worship experiences, including Integrity of Creation Sundays and our Sacred Circle for Our Climate series.

Institutional Life and Practice

Projects improving our relationship with the planet through our building and grounds and more information about Earthwise Committee activities and the development of our Creation Justice Church application.

Circles of Awareness and Advocacy

Our Food Ethics statement and additional resources we have used and recommend for learning about a variety of Creation Justice issues.

Connections to a Broader Movement

Information about our Active Hope book study (including a curriculum guide) and links to partner and affinity organizations.

 

 
 
 

Worship Times

Sunday Morning

To help prevent the spread
of the coronavirus,
we're worshiping online
for the time being.
We invite you to join
our live-streamed service.

We look forward
to returning to
our normal schedule,
and we're saving
a place for you!

Our regular schedule
10:30 am
Nursery and toddler care provided
Sunday School for children
11:30 Fair Trade Coffee Hour

Evensong Service 
with Folk Ensemble

To help prevent
the spread of COVID,
Evensong is canceled
for the time being.

We look forward
to returning to
our normal schedule,
and we're saving
a place for you!

Our regular schedule
3rd Sundays @ 5:15 pm,
September through May.

Where to find us

900 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

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Office Calendar

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