Climate change is happening right now. It is impacting all of our communities. As stewards of God’s creation, we must pray together and discern how United Methodists will respond.

Please join us May 12 at 7:30pm (RSVP) on the plaza across the street from the Oregon Convention Center for the General Conference Climate Vigil. We will come together to gather prayers from United Methodists who grieve the ways climate change is already impacting creation, and who yearn to protect all of God’s good earth from its worst impacts.

All vigil participants will carry lanterns decorated by United Methodists with prayers for the climate. Solar-powered light bulbs will shine the light of Christ as the sun sets during our time together. The vigil will include music and testimony by United Methodists from around the world as we lift their experiences on the front lines of climate change to God in prayer. Lovely silk salmon will surround the space as we share in communion and bless the light bulbs before they are donated to partners in conferences where people have limited access to electricity.

We hope you’ll join us for this beautiful event. If you would like to decorate a lantern with your prayers, please come to the Pacific Northwest Conference Creation Care display near the Cokesbury display in the Exhibit Hall. For more information, visit or email

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