Saint Matthews’ Summer Garden 2021

Saint Matthews’ Summer Garden 2021

Caption for photo at the top from left to right: E Albertina McGirt, Karlah Burton, Adrian Fleming (seated) Happy Summer!   On behalf of the Creation Care Ministry (CCM) and Community Garden at Saint Matthews United Methodist Church (SMUMC) we are delighted to...
May, 2021 Creation Justice Tips

May, 2021 Creation Justice Tips

May Tips Pollinators, including bees, wasps, butterflies, are crucial for growing more than one-third of the food we eat. They feed us—we need to feed them! Pesticide use and loss of year-round food sources are causes for the declining pollinator population. Plant...
Season of Creation Planning

Season of Creation Planning

As you settle back from Earth Week planning, do not get too comfortable.  The Season of Creation is coming in 4 months and now is the time to start planning, especially if you want to plan and promote a full month study and/or sermon series.  Ministers often...
Federal Climate Policy Action Alert, May 2021

Federal Climate Policy Action Alert, May 2021

As the Federal Climate Policy Working Group of the UM Creation Justice Movement (UMCJM) has discerned what federal policies to recommend for support by fellow United Methodists, the following criteria have risen to the top. First, is the policy in harmony with the...
Bringing About Change

Bringing About Change

Can writing a letter or showing up for a meeting really change the outcome of a local government decision? Or maybe change the church member? The operators of the landfill on the north side of Nashville were asking permission to expand it by 12 years and 17 acres. The...