All Creation is Groaning…but listen and the Earth will teach you
Romans 8:18-25 and Job 12:7-9
Love of Creation: it’s one of the UCC’s 3 Great Loves. And it’s more important now than ever before. Grounded in our Judeo-Christian faith and seeking to honor the wisdom of the First Nations, we are called to love, revere and care for God’s whole creation. Annual meeting will inspire you and provide you with information and connections to resources to help you and your congregation become involved and take action on this critical challenge of our time. Join us at Green Lake Conference Center, June 5-7, 2020, for this year’s annual meeting: Healing Our Earthly Home.
Tia Nelson, an internationally-recognized champion for environmental stewardship and climate change education, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Tia will also present a workshop on Saturday. Speaking of workshops: in addition to a wide variety of workshops on Creation Care, there will also be offerings about generosity and mission, the needs of small churches, current gender issues, advocacy, interim ministry, and more.
Sunday morning there will be experiential opportunities surrounding Creation Care, as well as the option to experience the Blanket Exercise. Participation in this exercise helps us to live into our commitment from last year’s annual meeting surrounding the repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery.
More detailed information about Annual Meeting is forthcoming, including information on a pre-meeting all-day Creation Care workshop on Thursday led by Rev. Jim Antal, long time climate activist and former Massachusetts Conference Minister, a boundary training opportunity on Friday morning, exhibiting, and ways to volunteer at annual meeting. For the eager among us, the registration link is already live. Find more information about annual meeting at using these links annual meeting webpages on the lower right of this page (scroll down for mobile).