Rev. Regina Proctor of Franklin First UMC and Rev. Paul Slentz, Pastor for Creation Care and Environmental Justice for the Nashville District, invite all United Methodists in the Tennessee Conference to attend an inspiring day of exploring a “Sacred Calling to Care for the Earth.”
When: Saturday, Oct. 1, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Where: Franklin First United Methodist Church, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069 (near the intersection of Franklin Rd. and Mack Hatcher Parkway; the main entrance is on Mack Hatcher about a 1/4 mile west of Franklin Rd. Only a 20-25 minute drive from downtown Nashville on a Saturday morning). Franklin First has a strong creation care ministry. They also have a large organic garden that provides food for low-income people; a butterfly/pollinators garden; and wild-life friendly meadows, stream, and woods on their 100+ acre grounds. They use geo-thermal energy to help heat and cool their building. A great place to meet.
Co-sponsoring: Franklin First United Methodist Church, Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light Nashville Chapter, and the Cumberland Harpeth Audubon Society
— Keynote address by Matthew Anderson with the national Audubon Society staff. Matthew is Vice President for Climate and Strategic Initiatives. Matthew is also on the national board of Interfaith Power and Light. He has extensive experience working with faith communities around issues of care for creation.
— Many workshops will be offered (more on those once all are set).
— Many activities for children ages 5 and up.
— Lunch will be provided with registration fee.
— Day will culminate with a presentation of the highly praised musical, The Council of Creatures, written and presented by Nashville musicians and TIPL-Nashville members, Jamey and Tammy Whiting.
Cost (covers cost of lunch and other conference expenses)
— Adults ($15)
— Youth (ages 12-18)/College & Graduate School Students ($10)
— Children (ages 5-11) ($5)
— Family Rate (up to two adults/two children or youth) ($30) Any additional children $3/ea.
— Adults who need financial assistance are asked to contact Rev. Paul Slentz at firstname.lastname@example.org
— The Registration form gives persons an opportunity to make an additional donation to help with costs (which would include helping cover the cost of someone who needs financial help to attend). If you are in a position to do this, please do so.
Registration On-line registration is available through Franklin First United Methodist Church by clicking here. A registration form can be found by clicking here and returned by regular mail. The registration deadline is Friday, September 23.