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 United Methodist churches moving toward a holistic relationship with God’s creation within the Minnesota Conference and connected to the larger EarthKeeper Movement of the General Board of Global Ministries

Become an EarthKeeper

The God who created us now calls us to participate in healing relationships between people and the earth, and between the peoples of the earth. How are you being called to lead in this healing? Join the United Methodist Hopeful EarthKeepers movement, as we work together to welcome a more just and sustainable world! The goal is to commission 500 Earthkeepers in the next few years.

The next round of Minnesota EarthKeepers training is currently being planned. Learn more and sign up for a fall 2019 national EarthKeepers training in Austin, TX; Philadelphia, PA; or Chicago, IL.

Suggested Resources for Congregations and Leaders

Recent articles about EarthKeepers

Additional resources

The 2019 UMC Creation Care Summit will be hosted in Nashville, Tennessee July 11-14. Read about it.

The Minnesota Hopeful EarthKeeper team hosted the 2018 United Methodist Creation Care Summit at Hamline University July 26-29, 2018. It was a rich gathering of over 100 people from 17 different states. The event website at umcreationcaresummit.org holds a wealth of resources, videos, and a compilation of United Methodist Statements about Creation Care that were pulled together for that event.

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

Isaiah Friesen (Environmental Justice Organizer)
isaiah.friesen@minnesotaumc.org / 612-230-6128

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