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Annual Conferences

Annual Conference Updates

Annual Conference Updates

Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference  To address the climate crisis and reverse global warming, members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference passed a resolution to create a “green conference" and another to endorse the passage of the Maryland...

Callings

Creation Justice Calling Story

Creation Justice Calling Story

Author: Dr. Daniel Joranko My creation justice calling story is something of a long and winding road. I graduated from Garrett-Evangelical in 1984. I was uncertain at the time about ordained ministry, but felt a strong call to urban mission work. I secured a position...

Just Don’t Call Me an Environmentalist

Just Don’t Call Me an Environmentalist

Author: Jarrod Davis I never wanted to be called an environmentalist. Growing up in the countryside, I spent my childhood outdoors. I freely roamed the fields and forests near our house and around our family’s farm. I loved the trees and streams, the birds and...

My Calling to Creation Justice Ministry

My Calling to Creation Justice Ministry

Author: Paul Slentz Love for the natural world has been an important part of who I am for a very long time.  That love was taught to me by my parents, who took my four siblings and me on wonderful camping trips every summer.  I especially fell in love with...

Children and Youth

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Disaster Preparedness

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Food Security

Community Gardens

Growing Good Food and Good Ministry!

Growing Good Food and Good Ministry!

By Karlah Y. Burton In July of 2019, I attended the "Just Energy for All" training on behalf of United Methodist Women and the Creation Care Summit, Nashville, TN, for the first time. I received so much information, met so many people; but most of all I was inspired...

From Emptiness to Abundance

Tending the garden turns into mission ...This is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches. - Matthew 13:32 In the small Southern town of...

Agriculture

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Global Stories

Infrastructure

Engaging the Local Church: SAVE THE DATES

Engaging the Local Church: SAVE THE DATES

By Robert Downs A training workshop on practical solutions to greening your facilities and promoting Creation Care within your local church will be offered on-line this winter on Feb 20, 24 & 27; and Mar 3 & 10; 2022.  Each session will run for two hours...

What a Church Building Taught Me

What a Church Building Taught Me

By Crys Zinkiewicz I was excited. Off to the Chicago area for my EarthKeepers training, I wondered why Euclid Avenue UMC in the suburb of Oak Park had been chosen. As I approached the building, I got my first inkling. The usual church sign paled in the presence of the...

Seasonal

Advent & Christmas

Greening Christmas

Greening Christmas

By Crys Zinkiewicz Christmas is a challenge for Christians. We get pushed and pulled by our faith and our culture. Don’t tell me I also have to juggle being green! probably screeches into your mind when you hear about “greening Christmas.” However, you may find that...

Plastic-Free July

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Season of Creation

Resources for the Season of Creation

Resources for the Season of Creation

We’ve rounded up a collection of resources, both United Methodist and ecumenical, to aid in planning for your congregation’s celebration of the Season of Creation (September 1 through October 4).  The website for the Season of Creation worldwide movement. Find help...