Creation Care

 

What does Creation Care have to do with our mission?

Global Ministries explains at http://www.ministrywith.org/blog/view/221/.

 

Creation Care Teams In Action

Invite a local group to speak at your church:
Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL)
One More Generation

Start a Bible Study on Creation Care:
God's Renewed Creation study guides
Small group study guides

Start a Creation Care team at your church:
Contact UMC EarthKeeper Michael Black (seawater@gsu.edu)
Contact Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL)

Have an energy audit of your church:
GIPL Energy Audit

Support Creation Care with your gifts:
Eco-Palms (video)
Creation Caretakers (Advance #3021583)
UMCOR Africa Sustainable Agriculture Initiative, Advance #982188

Articles to share:
7 Ways To Go Green and Save Money
 

Creation Care Resources

Local Resources:

Georgia Interfatih Power and Light (GIPL)

Environmental Justice in Georgia

Georgia Organics Local Food Guide

National Resources:

God's Renewed Creation: A Call to Hope and Action (UMC Bishops' Letter)  (Video)

Caretakers of God's Creation (Methodist)

United Methodist Women on Climate Change and Environmental Justice

General Board of Church & Society of the UMC on Creation Care

United Methodist Social Principles on the Natural World

Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN)

Interfaith Power and Light 

EPA Environmental Justice

Green Faith

Creation Care News

2017 was the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act

2018 was the 70th anniversary of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act that the Clean Water Act was based upon

2018 was the 55th anniversary of the Clean Air Act

2018 was the 45th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

2019 is the 25th anniversary of Executive Order 12898 - Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations

2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency and the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Clean Air Act amendments


Lectionary Links

(from Creation-Care, 365, www.pnwumc.org):
Some excellent, on-line sermon helps -- most of which coincide with the Revised Common Lectionary:

"Care for Creation Weekly Text Reflections" by Dr. Dennis Ormseth, Lutherans Restoring Creation 

Eco-Justice Ministries' Reflections by topic and church season 

"Green Pointers for Preachers" from Christian Ecology Link


Contact

Leslie Watkins, NGC Representative
leslie.watkins@ngumc.net