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 19-22, 2017 at Northern Pines Camp in Park Rapids, MN. If you are interested in joining this exciting new creation care movement, click here for more information and to apply.

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Learn how you can take action

The Hopeful EarthKeeper team is involved in two upcoming conferences.

  • Why Water Matters - Thursday, November 16, 2017 to Saturday, November 18, 2017. This event will feature workshops, resources and leadership from Native American traditions and practices to create an awareness of the relationship between racism and the environment; offer tools for creating effective solidarity with Native American spiritual and tribal leaders; and empower faith and community leaders to develop action plans for water advocacy in their local communities.
  • 2018 United Methodist Caretakers of God's Creation Conference - July 26-29, 2018 at Hamline University in St. Paul. Minnesota EarthKeepers have been invited to host the 2018 Caretakers Conference. For the past ten 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. We 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 us for more information.

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 Earth Facebook group.

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