Is God calling you to a vocation of caring for God's creation? Would you
like to be one of five hundred Earthkeepers working to create a more just and sustainable world? Earthkeepers work within their U.S.
Lifting up the importance of caring for God's creation at the heart of our Christian faith
Responding creatively to climate change and other environmental challenges
Working for justice so that all communities have access to clean
water, clean air, clean energy, fresh food, and green space.
Earthkeepers are United Methodists who are keenly aware of the ecological challenges in our world today and feel called to be part of a movement to transform the world.
Earthkeepers work with their congregations and communities in many
different ways; creating community gardens in urban "food deserts," advocating for renewable energy policies, or working for environmental justice by cleaning up toxic waste sites near their communities. They may do al tlhese things and more!
Earthkeepers are laity and clergy, students, part-time and full-time
workers, and retirees. They may have a vocation that allows them to focus on
caring for creation during their regular work hours, or they may choose to volunteer their time.
For more information view the brochure.
The Tenth Annual United Methodist Caretakers of God's Creation Conference will be held on the campus of Methodist Theological School in Ohio on April 28-29, 2017.
The theme of the conference will be "Speaking Our Place on Earth: Opening Doors, Minds and Hearts to Climate Change."
The conference will bring us up-to-date on the current condition of our climate and offer local churches, pastors and individuals ways to help curb further damage and to live within the new realities which we, and our children, are having to face.