Global Ministries invites all United Methodists to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by participating in activities on the new Global Ministries Creation Care Network. This online network connects United Methodist Creation Care leaders locally and globally to share ideas, resources and support for environmental ministries.
April 22, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and Global Ministries is hosting several opportunities to help United Methodists ground themselves in creation and cultivate community, including:
- A “Resurrection Photo Challenge” inviting participants to share photos of signs of new life in God’s creation
- “Energy Boost” online events on April 22 and 24 that ignite quick, one-on-one chats with creation care champions
- A webinar on “Grief, COVID and Climate” on April 29 with the Rev. Jenny Phillips, Senior Technical Advisor for Environmental Sustainability at Global Ministries
“God’s creation is a source of grounding and sustenance as we wait at the intersection of pandemic grief and resurrection hope,” says Phillips. “There is solace and strength to be found in The United Methodist Church’s creation care community. It is filled with wise United Methodists who know a good deal about cultivating fortitude in the face of a global crisis. I admire the way they lead their communities through chaos, wilderness and storms, guided by wisdom from God’s Word and God’s world.”
Join the Global Ministries Creation Care Network to connect with this community and participate in Earth Day events. You’ll also have access to the creation care resource library, affinity groups, topical discussion forums, event listings and more. The Global Ministries Creation Care Network is available to all United Methodists.