Creation Care Ministry Offers Webinar and Classes for Quarantined Congregations

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Webinar:

“Climate Justice Advocacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic” | Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm CT

 

The State Advocacy working group of National UMC Creation Justice will be presenting a webinar on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm Central time. The topic will be “Climate Justice Advocacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

During this time of pandemic and lockdown, it is imperative that effective public policy advocacy for climate justice for all people continue unabated at all levels of government. During this webinar, participants will get an Introduction to Advocacy 101, and will hear from United Methodists who are on the frontlines of advocating for climate justice.

We believe that advocacy is just as important on the local and state levels as it is on the federal level. And, even if you have never been an active advocate before, this webinar will give you the tools and resources to make you an effective advocate.

The webinar will be moderated by Rev. Mel Caraway, a Global Ministries EarthKeeper from the North Texas Annual Conference. Other participants will include: Christina Krost Faith in Place Outreach Coordinator and UMW Be Just Be Green leader Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference, John Hill from the General Board of Church and Society, Liz Lee from United Methodist Women, and Cara Fleischer, a Global Ministries EarthKeeper from the Florida Annual Conference.

There will be time at the conclusion for questions and answers and comments. This webinar will be conducted via Zoom. There is no cost to participate but registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Questions about this webinar may be directed to mel.caraway@sbcglobal.net.


Online Sunday School Series on Creation Care:

Many of you are now in online Sunday School classes, and your class may be thinking about programs for this summer.  The Tennessee Conference Creation Care Ministry team has a three to four-week series that we have done in person in the past and most recently did online for a Belmont UMC class.

The series focuses on:

— Creation Care as a matter of faith and overview of challenges we face to protect creation

— Climate change (science and solutions)

— Things we can all do to make a difference in our individual lives, in our congregations, and in the wider community

If you would like to have a class or explore this further, please contact Creation Care Ministry Coordinator, Dan Joranko at nashvillecreationcare@gmail.com.