Churches with arable land are feeding people with fresh, church-grown produce. Franklin First UMC (TN) and South End UMC (Nashville) are following the first vocation God gave to humankind to “till and keep” the garden and passing on the fruits of their gardening to food-insecure neighbors. Franklin First raised 30,000 pounds of organic vegetables, cut flowers, and herbs in one year on only five acres.
What do people in the pews need to address creation justice? Information, ideas, and inspiration to take action!
Through these brief Tips, you can give them the basics of what the issues are, why Christians should care, and how they can respond to make a difference for all of God’s Creation.
The idea came fully formed in the middle of the night! (I tend to pay attention to those.) Why not? It’s simple. Somebody should send out tips every month for churches to use in their church bulletins or newsletters, so they can get creation care and environmental justice in front of the people who sit in the pews. The idea wouldn’t let me go. I took it to the Creation Care Summit in Nashville in July, 2019. Good idea, they agreed. Somebody should do that…