Caring for Our Earth

A relationship with God’s creation and a ministry of caring for and healing the earth are integral to what it means to be a United Methodist.

Every week we include a Green Tip in Weekly Tidings and on our Church Authors page HERE encouraging our church family to consider ways of caring for our Earth.

The following is an excerpt from the Social Principles: The Natural World:

“All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings. God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect.”

From Social Principles: The Natural World in The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church. © 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.

The Peace of Wild Things

In celebration of Earth Day, enjoy this Wendell Berry poem. The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests
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Connecting Faith and Science for a Healthy Planet and a Hopeful Future

The speakers are: Dr. Wayne Walker, Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center. Wayne is a forest ecologist and will talk about the role of trees in sequestering carbon, thereby keeping it from entering the atmosphere. Rev. Deborah Warner, Rector of the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole. Deborah has long recognized the challenges posed
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This Week’s Green Tip

Bypass the resources that go into production, shipping, and purchasing–from making  plastic spray bottles to getting the product to your local supermarket–and save money. Your home can be cleaned with hot water, vinegar, and baking soda; add a few drops of essential oil for scent. Since you’re only making what you need, you cut waste,
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