Hamilton County Green Congregations Clergy Invitational

Carmel Green Initiative and the Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light hipl_logo_transparenthave partnered to reach out to congregations in Hamilton County. Our goal is to connect the faith community in Hamilton County on the issue of Creation Care through education and network opportunities, and to help congregations actively care for Creation with green project ideas and support from congregations doing similar work.




Hamilton County faith leaders are invited to join us at one of these free informational meetings to learn more.

✴ Breakfast Monday March 9th 8:30-9:45 a.m. at LaPeep Restaurant, Hamilton Crossing Center, 12213 North Meridian St, Carmel, or

✴ Luncheon Tuesday, March 10th 12:00-1:15 p.m. at Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, Hamilton Town Center, 14150 Town Center Blvd., Noblesville.

Registration is required. Please RSVP and tell us a little about your congregation’s interest in caring for Creation.


We hope you will join in a discussion of how Hamilton County congregations act on behalf of God's Creation, the poor, and future generations.

"At Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis restoring the environment lines up with the church's broader mission - to reclaim lives, its neighborhoods, and now the Earth.  At  Beth-Shalom, a Bloomington synagogue, concern for the Earth is drawn from God's admonition in Genesis to tend and till the Earth."  Testimony from two of many Indiana congregations tells how their Earth care missions are energizing their people to actively participate in vital ministries for today's world.


  • Rev. Dr. Patricia Tull, Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and author of Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis - will speak briefly on the scritural and spiritual reasons for attention to God's Creation especially at this time in history.
  • Brief introduction to energy saving tools and techniques to congregations (at no or nominal cost) through HIPL.
  • Brief presentation of survey results - What is the current state of Creation Care in Hamilton County.

We know you are mindful of environmental issues, and we repect your judgment of how to best encourage your people to care for Creation. After this meeting, if you think involvement in this project could benefit your congregation, we will ask you to identify a congregant leader to work with this forming group.  There is not charge or membership fee to belong to this group.

For more information or questions, please contact Rev. Dennis Shock, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (317) 690-4412.