Creation Care Team

Following the 2012 Synod’s mandate, the Climate Witness Project (CWP) equips individual congregations to do climate change mitigation work in 4 areas:

  1. Energy Stewardship (reducing the congregation’s use of fossil fuels)
  2. Worship (healing our relationship with creation through liturgy, song, scripture and preaching)
  3. Education (learning about climate change through book studies, films, discussions, and speakers)
  4. Advocacy (impacting public policy at the local, regional, and national levels)

If you are interested in becoming a CWP Partner, visit:  

In 2016, Church of the Servant became a CWP congregation. We launched COS Creation Care Team (CCT).

The Creation Care Team encourages the congregation in all efforts related to creation care. We are an action team, often partnering with other teams as we work in key priority areas:

  • Advocating for renewable energy use and energy conservation
  • Creating and managing refugia (refuges) for native plants, insects, birds, and wildlife on our property
  • Modeling practices that reduce stormwater runoff and pollution problems in our watershed
  • Providing educational materials that inspire hope and action in response to environmental crises
  • Highlighting opportunities and encouraging better creation care in everyday activities such as meals, transportation, recreation, and spending or investing
  • Facilitating the development of worship materials for the liturgical season of creation
  • Advocating for effective individual and collective action in response to the climate crisis
  • Partnering with local, regional, and national organizations to promote better creation care policies and practices

We welcome ideas and participation from all ages. Our team meets at 7 PM on the third Monday of each month. You can join us either in-person or online. For more information contact our team leader: David Koetje.

For post and updates from the Creation Care Team, please visit:

Over the last couple of years, the creation care team has replaced the grass in the parking lot islands with native plants. Use this map to help identify some of the native species planted in the COS islands.