Introducing the UM Creation Justice Movement
With the January launch of the Movement Café, the United Methodist Creation Justice Movement will have an informal, virtual space to facilitate connection and conversation about creation care and justice issues. The once-a-month Wednesday meetings are an opportunity to listen, learn, and share joys, successes, questions, concerns, and possibilities. Each third Wednesday (10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET), and occasional evenings, the Café will feature a topic and/or a speaker and generate hope for our good earth.
Everyone is welcome—from local churches, districts, jurisdictions, green teams, agency teams. Everyone. By connecting, we become stronger! That’s what the Café can do. This webpage will provide updates on speakers, topics, and recordings.
Meet the Movement Café Team
Rev. Richenda Fairhurst
has served UMC churches in Oregon and Washington state. She chairs the Creation Justice Committee for Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, and cofounded the nonprofit Circle Faith Future.
Cathy Velasquez Eberhart
is a commissioned UM Earthkeeper and has worked in communities of faith addressing creation justice and climate change in different roles, including on the board of Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light. Cathy helps convenes the grassroots effort that is the United Methodist Creation Justice Movement, and will co-facilitate and share this Wednesday.
splits her time between the southwest and the southeastern U.S. A longtime United Methodist with a passion for creation, she has experience in small groups and with organizations that seek good in the world and lends her expertise
to the effort.