Annual Conferences are a foundational part of the structure of the United Methodist Church. These connectional bodies can also be places where we take creation justice action together. Below is an incomplete list of Annual Conference Creation Justice related teams. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your annual conference team listed or the information updated.
Below you’ll also see links to a few annual conference related stories and resources that are emerging from the UM Creation Justice Movement that we hope will support you in joining, supporting or starting efforts in your home conference.
Annual Conference Creation Justice Teams
North Central Jurisdiction
South Central Jurisdiction
- Florida – Creation Care Task Team
- North Carolina – Creation Care Ministry Team
- Tennessee – Creation Care Ministry
- Virginia – Creation Justice Work Group
Annual Conference Resources
The UM Creation Justice Movement has formed an Annual Conference Organizing team to help foster initiatives at the Conference level. We hope to be a resource in both strengthening existing Conference committees and in assisting in the formation of new ones. We have identified potential point persons in many Conferences. Our first public activity will be to invite these folks to Zoom gatherings at the Jurisdictional level to learn what is happening on the ground and to find some ways to provide mutual support.
We are also partnering with Caretakers of God’s Creation to develop a series of trainings. The first training will be on the topic of forming and strengthening Annual Conference committees. We hope to be able to provide further trainings on a number of vital topics related to this ministry.
If you are interested in learning more about these efforts please contact Dan Joranko at NashvilleCreationCare@gmail.com.
Interested in starting a Creation Justice team in your annual conference? Have one already but could use some inspiration? We’ve posed questions to several Creation Justice leaders across the connection and captured their answers and this growing Q&A document. Share your own Annual Conference Action stories here in this Discussion Forum.