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.

There will be an EarthKeeper training Nov. 1-4, 2018 at the Wasatch Retreat Center, Salt Lake City, UT. For questions about the Utah training contact Rev. Jenny Phillips, Creation Care Program Manager at jphillips@umcmission.org.

The next Minnesota EarthKeeper training will be held April 25-28, 2019 at the Koinonia Retreat Center near St. Cloud, MN. Online registration is coming soon! If you are interested in participating in the Minnesota training email umcreationcare@gmail.com.

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Learn how you can take action

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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