The New Community Project aims to inspire, educate and empower congregations and their members. Listed below are offerings in our main program areas. We also do a pretty good job of coming up with what you need-even if we don't currently have it-so don't hesitate to let us know what would be helpful to your ministry in the community and beyond.
Is your congregation supporting NCP through your budget or with special offerings? Here are some short readings that describe our work.
Special Projects flyer! Opportunities to help our neighbors through girls' education and women's development and to restore God's earth through reforestation and rainforest preservation.
Items with live link available online; other items available on request from NCP
All resources provided at no charge; negotiable honorarium for speakers and workshops leaders
New! Leader's guide for one-two session care for creation study for youth and junior high's
Time's a'wasting global warming guide to teaching, preaching and doing something about global warming--the ecological and human justice challenge of the century
To Till and To Keep, a 4-session adult study resource by Carol Lena Miller (order from NCP, one per group)
The Talk--a short skit featuring a teenager sitting her parents down for a "talk" on caring for God's creation
We've got the whole world... This litany challenges Christians to respond to global warming
Litany of Disappearance, a reading giving voice to the earth's creatures-and they give humankind an ear-full
Thirsty compares the water choices of two young people-one from the poor world, one from the rich
Francis Daniel Radcliff's one-man portrayal of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment. Contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-242-4268.
God's Gonna Trouble the Water, 20-minute reflection piece with litanies and singing, highlighting our stewardship of water
Speakers and workshop leaders? Contact David Radcliff at email@example.com
It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3...4, 5, 6, 7 offers seven ideas for congregations wanting to be more intentional about creation care.
New! Styrofoam vs. glass at the church potluck--and the winner is...
Use our new Cooling Global Warming action guide as a Sunday morning hand-out or use the suggestions one-at-a-time in bulletins or newsletters. Assess members' carbon footprint with NCP's CO2 calculator (adult and youth/young adult versions)
Check out Earth Care Clues for very short newsletter- and bulletin-friendly blurbs about living more responsibly with God's earth. Our Thinking Twice series provides a bit longer items covering both earthcare and neighbor care (justice).
Consuming Appetites compares U.S. environmental consumption patterns with our global neighbors
The Be(e/a)tles Guide to Caring for God's Creation The Fab Four lead us on a magical mystery tour of key areas of environmental care
The Average American recounts daily consumption patterns of the typical U.S. citizen
Table Tents are small info-pieces for use on fellowship hall tables, highlighting water use, food choices, Fair Trade and more from a stewardship and justice angle
See our education materials page for many additional resources, including bulletin blurbs on global warming.
New Undoing Global Warming/Sustainable Living Homestead--practical and economical solutions for earth care in the home, congregation and community
Sample letter for individual or sign-on use calling on Congress to take action on global warming
Join NCP efforts to protect 137 acres of Amazon rainforest, sow seeds of peace in Sudan, reclaim barren hillsides in Guatemala! See our If a Tree Falls
Help congregation members go green when they go shopping--purchase NCP's enviro-friendly tote bag. It's a well-built, large-capacity, made-of-recycled-cloth and plastic, once-and-for-all answer to the "paper or plastic" debate!
The Client relives the post-trial conversation between the lawyers for Lazarus and the rich man from Jesus' parable
I was Hungry Today portrays food availability for a rich and poor young person
Speakers and workshop leaders? We got 'em! firstname.lastname@example.org
See our Creative Arts page for many more worship resource choices!
Food for Thought hunger awareness activity contrasts the lifestyles of the poor and wealthy in our world, and explores how this impacts food supply and other areas of life
New! Learn more about the causes of the global food crisis and what your congregation can do
Check out Thinking Twice for short newsletter- and bulletin-friendly blurbs about living more responsibly with the earth and with our neighbors.
For Richer, For Poorer compares U.S. economic consumption patterns with those of our neighbors
The world's most marginalized people are highlighted here; find out what your congregation can do about it
Table Tents are small info-pieces for use on fellowship hall tables, highlighting water use, food choices, Fair Trade and more from a stewardship and justice angle Trees, Food, Hunger, Consumption, Air, Poverty, Species
For more educational resources..try Just Facts.
Support girls' education and women's development through Give a Girl a Chance
Special Get Organized page for young adults
Check here for more ways to bring justice to our world!
Experiential Learning? See our Learning Tour page. These trips are for people of all ages, taking participants to areas where God's earth and/or God's people are struggling.
Partnership Program For congregations seeking a deeper involvement, NCP invites long-term support for women's projects or girls' education in one of our partnership areas in Africa, Asia or Latin America. Special resources and speakers can be provided, and congregational representatives can visit partner areas on our Learning Tours. We also welcome groups to visit and/or volunteer at our Sustainable Living Center in Harrisonburg, VA for an immersion in programs related to environmental advocacy and community outreach.