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Creation Care

Holston Conference Creation Care

Under the leadership of the Outreach/Advocacy Team, Holston Conference is relaunching Creation Care. Matthew 28:19-20 tells us to go and teach, by example or through our words. If you have ideas to share or want to start Creation Care in your church and community, please contact:

Sara Orellana, Creation Care Chair

 (phone:  865-497-2839, email: [email protected])

 

Creation Care

Caring for God’s creation requires a personal commitment to help preserve what God created.  We are that Creation, too.

The Bible clearly calls us to develop deep, personal relationships - with God, with each other, and with Earth.  When we are personally connected, it makes us unable to harm the one-ness of Earth, because we harm ourselves in doing so.

The climate is changing much faster than we.  We are already experiencing that change, through more extreme storms, hotter summers and colder winters, longer and deeper droughts, and measureable sea-level rise.

Paragraph 160 of the 2004 United Methodist Book of Discipline call us to hope and action:

"All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it … God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect … Therefore let us recognize the responsibility of the church and its members to place a high priority on changes in economic, political, social, and technological lifestyles to support a more ecologically equitable and sustainable world leading to a higher quality of life for all of God’s creation."

Ask God to help you find your own message, and give you the boldness to speak out.  Keep a heightened awareness of Creation Care...be transformed...be a resource and example to others!

 

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