Hopeful EarthKeepers

Called by God to action in this urgent moment of humanity's care for creation, Hopeful EarthKeepers is a network of individuals, small groups, and churches moving toward a holistic relationship with God’s creation within the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and connected to the larger EarthKeeper Movement of the General Board of Global Ministries. 

Become an EarthKeeper

Is God calling you to a vocation of caring for God's creation? Join United Methodist EarthKeepers and work to create a more just and sustainable world! The goal is to commission 500 Earthkeepers in the next few years. The next EarthKeeper training will be held October 11-14, 2018 near Rochester. Online registration is coming soon! If you are interested in joining this exciting new creation care movement, email umcreationcare@gmail.com.

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Learn how you can take action

The Hopeful EarthKeeper team is involved in planning an upcoming conference:

  • United Methodist Creation Care Summit: July 26-29, 2018 at Hamline University in St. Paul. Minnesota EarthKeepers have been invited to host the 2018 conference. For the past 10 years, this United Methodist-centered national conference has served as an opportunity for people concerned about our planet to gather, worship together, learn, and be inspired to take action in caring for God’s creation. The Hopeful EarthKeepers envision the 2018 conference as an opportunity for all of the bodies that make up the global institution that is The United Methodist Church to make plans to take bold action to address climate change and work for a just transition to a life-sustaining society. If you are interested in helping shape this event, please contact the Hopeful Earthkeeper leaders (see contact info below).

Reduce your carbon footprint

Lake Harriet UMC's solar panels as part of the church's effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

Legislation that was adopted by members of the 2014 Minnesota Annual Conference encouraging United Methodist congregations to reduce the carbon footprint of their church buildings. View resources for reducing your carbon footprint.

Connect with Hopeful EarthKeepers

Visit the Hopeful EarthKeepers Facebook group.

Email umcreationcare@gmail.com.

Contact Hopeful EarthKeepers leaders: 

Rev. Susan Mullin

smullin@faithumchurch.com / 612-781-3167

Cathy Velasquez Eberhart

cathy@vfamilycoffee.com / 651-587-5356

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404


(612) 870-0058