Global Ministries to Commission New United Methodist EarthKeepers for Environmental Stewardship

Global Ministries will commission 67 new EarthKeepers from 23 conferences in an online service on November 19, 2019 at 8pm ET at Among those being commissioned is Barb Maynes, a lay member of First UMC in Port Angeles, WA.

We must be partners with creation

A recent excursion had the Rev. Paul Graves mesmerized by the amazing rock formations of the Canadian Rockies. It got him thinking about creation, religious affirmations toward its preservation, and our calling to be active partners with it.

Happy Earth Day Easter!

Easter and the celebration of Earth Day occupy the same Sunday in 2019! What to do? Read on for Creation Care Connector, Cindy Haverkamp's creative, yet practical suggestions!

Let’s Eat! St. John UMC Considers Sustainable Food Choices

Did you know that it was possible to make food choices that positively impact the planet? Last week, St. John UMC considered this question and others in an attempt to understand sustainable food issues.

Creation Care Enhances UMCOR Ministries through Awareness and Collaboration

By Cindy Haverkamp, PNWUMC Creation Care Connector In 2018, natural disasters caused $160 billion in damage and claimed 10,400 lives. Climate models for the future...

Creation Care(s for you!)

Cindy Haverkamp considers the gifts of creation after a winter weekend spent outdoors.

Anatomy of a PNW United Methodist Disaster Response

After a rare tornado struck near Port Orchard just before Christmas, community members were eager to help but in need of assistance with management and assessment. Cindy Haverkamp shares how the Pacific Northwest United Methodist Church's Early Response Team stepped in to help to coordinate and assist with recovery efforts.

Building Bridges, Not Walls – Wildlife Edition

Cindy Haverkamp, Creation Care Connector, shares facts about the ecological impacts of walls and bridges, sharing a success story from Snoqualmie Pass.

Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? How About Zero Waste?

The new year provides us an opportunity to consider the practices we hold and assess whether they align with our goals and values. Creation Care Connector, Cindy Haverkamp, challenges individuals and churches to move towards Zero Waste in the new year!

De-Regulating the Waters of Life?

PNW Creation Care Connector Cindy Haverkamp, muses on possible de-regulation of water protections announced this week by the EPA. What does The United Methodist Church have to say, and what role is there for people of faith?