Wade in the Water Curriculum for Community

Dear Water Wonderer,

Water is amazing. Let’s play with that! This resource is for congregations to explore water near the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota. The activities, connections, field trips, links, tips&tricks share here blend theology, water quality, and community.

This resource is organized in two parts. The first part is an overview that provides planners a slate of resources, themes, Bible texts, and activity descriptions. The second part includes “recipes” that provide more details about Bible references, materials, scientific content, activities and action steps.

Thank you to Capitol Region Watershed District for supporting this project with expertise and grant funding. Thank you to the 25+ thoughtful leaders who shared ideas. A special thanks to youth, volunteers and staff at Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill for piloting activities in the summer of 2020.

From the local rain garden to the river, from food gardens to changing climate; God calls us in many ways to care for Creation. Our hope is that this resource provides creative ways for your community to wade in the waters of environmental stewardship and justice then grow from there.

Blessings on your water wonderings,

Heidi M.S. Ferris, Growing Green Hearts, LLC & Rev. Emily Meyer, The Ministry Lab