God's creation is in crisis! Minnesota Hopeful EarthKeepers are building a movement and a network of Minnesota United Methodists equipped to respond to ecological degradation, extinction of species, climate change, and environmental racism with ministries of love, healing, transformation, and regeneration.
Some of our aspirational goals are that together, we will:
Minnesota Hopeful EarthKeepers is connected to the larger Creation Justice Movement in the United Methodist Church.
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! Our goal is to train, equip, and commission EarthKeepers to lead their congregations and communities in this healing, transforming work. Upcoming trainings and events will be announced here and in the MN Bulletin Board e-newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter.
Global Ministries EarthKeepers is a training program that equips US-based United Methodists to launch and grow environmental projects in their communities. Topics include eco-theology, anti-racism, community organizing, and project planning. All participants plan a project during the training. Find out about upcoming training events.
The Creation Justice Movement is emerging at this kairos moment to connect and support groups within the United Methodist Church and beyond for the work of creation care, justice and regeneration.
Visit umcreationjustice.org for Creation Justice tips, news, resources, actions, stories and more.
Join the conversation at creationcare.umcmission.org and facebook.com/UMCreationJusticeMovement
Minnesota EarthKeepers have compiled Suggested Resources for Congregations and Leaders. You may find resources here that will be helpful for taking practical action (energy efficiency, renewable energy,etc), for spiritual development (conversation, study, and worship), or public policy advocacy.
Entitled You Are Here: Understanding Creation Care in Everyday Contexts, this four-week curriculum will guide a youth group or Sunday school class to explore how we relate to God’s creation on a daily basis within our own home environments. It was developed by the Youth Ministry team and EarthKeepers. Download curriculum
Visit the Hopeful EarthKeepers Facebook group.
Contact Hopeful EarthKeepers leaders:
Rev. Susan Mullin
email@example.com / 763-229-4156
Cathy Velasquez Eberhart
firstname.lastname@example.org / 651-587-5356
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404