Creation Justice Communications

The mission of  Creation Justice Communications is to coordinate information sharing and provide ongoing resources and a calendar of upcoming events through the webpage connected with the Mountain Sky Conference.  Want to learn more?  Contact Waveland King at wavelandking@gmail.com or Mary Beth Downing at mzmbeth@gmail.com

Welcome from the MSC Creation Justice Communications Team

We are excited that you have landed on our page -- we have many resources to share with you. We believe that communication is best when people engage in dialogue with one another and grow in community together. You are invited to fill out this QUICK SURVEY to help us learn more about you and how we might help you to become connected within the Creation Justice movement. We want to hear from you!
 

 

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings

All are welcome to attend the monthly Mountain Sky Conference Creation Justice Task Force meetings at 6:30 pm (MT) on the third Thursday of each month. Please contact creationjustice@mtnskyumc.org for the Zoom link to join the meeting.

Western Jurisdiction Creation Justice Meeting

Led by the Rev. Courtney Randall, Mission Advocate for the Western Jurisdiction.

Please reach out to Rev. Randall at crandall@umcmission.org for the Zoom link or more information.

Recent Webinar Recordings

 Links to Recorded Webinars in the “Climate & Community: A Faithful Action for Climate Justice” Series:

Upcoming Workshops and Webinars

Annual Conference Organizing Workshop Series

To build and strengthen your Annual Conference Creation Justice impact attend these free, online workshops. For inspiration, information and ideas to move ahead with vision and energy, invite your current team and potential recruits. This is a 7-part series.  Click here to find the videos from previous workshop and to register for future workshops.

Global Ministry EarthKeepers Online Training Summer 2022

July 28, 2022 08:00 PM - August 11, 2022 09:30 PM (EST) created by Rev. Jenny Phillips

Click here to register: Global Ministries EarthKeepers Online Training SUMMER 2022

Resources

Solutions Based Resources

 Drawdown: The World's Leading Resource for Climate Solutions drawdown.org

 The All We Can Save Project    

UMC / Mountain Sky Conference Resources

United Methodist Resources

On Earth Day 2021, a group of United Methodist general agencies and commissions announced a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their ministries, facilities and operations and to do so through a lens of justice and equity. The coalition is working together as they learn to measure greenhouse gas emissions generated through their ministries and identify emission reduction strategies that support the flourishing of all communities. The United Methodist Interagency Just and Equitable Net-Zero Coalition has published its first progress report a year after setting a goal of just and equitable net-zero emissions by 2050.  Training opportunities included an overview of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol  reporting framework, training on how to use EnergyStar Portfolio Manager (a tool that tracks energy use and emissions from buildings) 

"United Methodists are called to a ministry of reconciliation between God, humankind and creation. In and alongside frontline communities experiencing environmental injustices, we are participating in God’s healing of creation. Through acts of personal, social and civic righteousness, United Methodists are modeling a new lifestyle and advocating for God’s people and God’s planet so that all God’s children can share in the goodness of Creation." Church & Society  of The United Methodist Church

Church & Society Climate Justice

Church & Society Sustainability

Church & Society Clean Water

Church & Society Food Justice


“God’s Renewed Creation: A Call to Hope and Action” A Pastoral Letter from the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church 


2016 Book of Discipline, Social Principles:
¶160 “The Natural World” 


2016 United Methodist Book of Resolutions:
1035 Climate Change and the Church’s Response 
1001 Energy Policy Statement 
1025 Environmental Racism in the U.S. 
1033 Caring for Creation: Our Call to Stewardship and Justice 

Resources specific to each working group may be found on their webpages. Please explore:

Subscribe to the Mountain Sky Conference newsletters HERE.

Subscribe to the UMC Creation Justice newsletter and view past editions HERE.

Worship Resources

  • Faith Climate Action Week is  April 22 – May 1, 2022.  “Sacred Trust: Our Children’s Right to a Livable Future”  is a worship resource that includes videos, sermons, prayers, and blessings.  Please find these and other resources HERE. 
  • Each year, Creation Justice Ministries offers Christian education materials to equip faith communities to protect, restore, and more rightly share God’s Creation. Register for 2022 Earth Day resources HERE.

Broad Resources

Films and Documentaries