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Why care of God’s creation matters

Child champions creation care

With the global headlines currently focused on the Climate Strike, the Rev. Jerry DeVine looks to his own back yard to consider the responsibility all Christians have for creation care.

Urgency needed around creation care

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Everything from green-friendly investing to connecting with government officials was discussed at the recent 2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit.

Art in the heart of Grand Rapids

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An Art Therapy studio, hosted by Leara Glinzak, is an extension of the ministry of Grand Rapids: First United Methodist Church. “My goal,” she says, “is to get people inspired and curious.” KAY DEMOSS Senior Content Editor, Michigan Conference What was it about the recent burning of Notre Dame Cathedral that touched the soul of… Continue Reading Art in the heart of Grand Rapids

Turtle miracle for Easter and Earth Day

Baby sea turtle

Two -newly-hatched turtles, Dot and Dash, set marine biologist pastor, Dottie Yunger, pondering the theological values behind Earth Day.

Earthkeepers bring joy to the world

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As headlines communicate prophetic pronouncements about the future of planet earth, United Methodists celebrate the season of Advent as a time for making peace with all creation.

9 new Michigan Earthkeepers

Sunnyside UMC community garden and free store

The new class of 44 Earthkeepers includes nine people from Michigan. These leaders were commissioned via an online service on November 12, 2018 by the General Board of Global Ministries.

Finding God in nature

Beth Norcross teaches eco-spirituality and eco-theology at Wesley Seminary.

Home Words Bound

In his February blog, Benton Heisler reflects on God’s blessings, with or without sunshine.

First of 500 Earthkeepers commissioned

On November 20 the Board of Global Ministries sent out 45 trained caregivers of creation.

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