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UM Creation Care & Justice Workshop (February-March)

Join the United Methodist Creation Justice Movement in a five-session workshop on LOVING PEOPLE AND PLANET IN THE NAME OF GOD: ENGAGING THE LOCAL CHURCH — Feb. 20, 24 and 27, and March 3 and 10, 7-9 p.m. ET.

This workshop offers practical solutions to greening local church facilities and helping your congregation to understand creation care and climate justice in the Wesleyan tradition. Participants will learn what other churches are doing to care for God’s Creation, how to identify opportunities for local action, and where to find help in achieving results. The training is open to clergy and laypersons; it provides an excellent venue to build green teams. 

The workshop costs $15 and consists of five 2-hour sessions: 

  1. Our Theological Grounding 
  2. Climate Crisis and Creation Justice: Connecting the Dots 
  3. God’s Good Gifts: Called as Stewards and Prophets 
  4. What Can Churches Do? 
  5. Your Green Team, Your Plan 

The primary text will be CLIMATE JUSTICE: A CALL TO HOPE AND ACTION, edited by Pat Watkins and used in the 2016 and 2017 United Methodist Women’s Mission U curricula. You may be able to borrow a copy from an attendee to Mission U. If not, provide your mailing address to bobdowns@sbcglobal.net no later than Feb. 7, and we will send you a paperback copy. 

More information is available at https://umcreationjustice.org.

Pre-register at https://forms.gle/feCw6R4ahNSPoUu98.