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‘The earth is the Lord’s’

Earth and water in Charlevoix

When it comes to creation, the Rev. John Hice calls for mindfulness, saying, “Can’t we often ask ourselves, ‘How does this thing I’m doing help or hurt God’s earth?’”

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.

A giant in the neighborhood

Man looks up a a giant tree canopy

The Rev. Glenn Wagner reflects on years gone by in his neighborhood, and mourns the passing of a giant beech tree that had witnessed a lot of local history.

Smaller energy bill, bigger ministry

Man on roof of Ferndale UMC

Michigan Interfaith Power and Light is a non-profit organization helping churches save dollars through energy efficiency. Those funds can then be invested in congregational care and community outreach.

On the farm with God

Winnowing heirloom wheat

At Plainsong Farm and Ministry near Rockford, food and faith come together in ways that nourish both body and soul.

500 Earthkeepers sought

This community-based program, guided by Michigan native Dan Joranko, aims at mobilizing 500 people for creation care.

After Paris

The climate change agreement signed in Paris by 195 countries December 12, is of longstanding importance to The United Methodist Church. and the General Board of Global Ministries.

UMs celebrate climate accord

LINDA BLOOM United Methodist News Service The river in central Liberia where Jefferson Knight used to play and fish as a child has completely dried up due to serious drought.

Earth advocates in Paris

LINDA BLOOM United Methodist News Service World leaders have gathered in Paris to broker an accord on climate change and representatives of the faith community are there to urge them to act.

Spirit and the planet

As representatives from 195 nations gather in Paris to grapple with climate change, theologian Matthew Fox asserts, “Solutions must come from the Paris conference but they also must come from rapid education and change of values.”