Registration is now available at www.umcreationcaresummit.org for the 2018 Creation Care Summit to be held July 26-29 at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. This event is for United Methodists concerned about environmental justice, sustainable food, transportation options, energy systems, climate change, and environmental degradation.
The 2018 Creation Care Summit will reflect on the unique gifts and calling of The United Methodist Church at this critical time in the history of our planet, and explore ways to facilitate greater ministry effectiveness through collaboration between local congregations, annual conferences, general boards, agencies, and interest groups.
The Summit begins Thursday, July 26 at noon. Thursday afternoon and Friday morning and afternoon sessions are open to anyone, and are especially designed for those leading creation care ministries at any level of The United Methodist Church—individual congregation or community, annual conference, or boards and agencies.
Friday evening will feature a buffet dinner followed by worship and celebration, with a special address by Bishop Bruce Ough of the Dakota and Minnesota Annual Conferences. Saturday, July 28 will feature workshops and field trips that provide information, programs, and tools for United Methodists to take action.
The Summit will conclude Sunday morning with worship and a tour of sustainability initiatives at Hamline United Methodist Church.
This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Annual Conference. Members of the planning team represent Church & Society, Global Ministries, United Methodist Women, Wespath, The Green Seminary Initiative, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, The Wesley Center at Hamline University, Hamline United Methodist Church, and Minnesota Hopeful EarthKeepers (a ministry team of the Minnesota Annual Conference).