Your Conference Creation Care Ministry Team is Gearing Up!
One of the team has already begun reaching out in the Metro District to contact individual churches and see what is going on in each church in the creation care area and to hear what we can do to support efforts to grow an existing ministry or help establish a new one. We plan to do that in all districts as we move forward and as we grow our team. If you, or someone you know, are passionate about creation care and creation justice and want to join our team, we would welcome your passion and ideas!
Keep your eye out for a new CCM webpage coming soon on the Justice and Reconciliation Team’s portion of the WNCC UMC website. It will provide the theology of creation care, some of The UMC’s statements and positions regarding creation care and creation justice, steps to take to get started on a creation care ministry at the local church level, some ideas for intentional acts of caring and justice to help you start “greening” your church, and additional resources to help educate on the issues and hope-based solutions related to creation care and creation justice.
Email your CCM Team at CreationCareWNCC@gmail.com and let us know how you would like to be involved, how we can help you get started with a CCM, or how we can help support and expand your current efforts. We look forward to hearing from, and working with you, as we make this journey of renewal together!
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.