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EarthKeepers Training (August)

August 1, 2017 - August 6, 2017
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Is God calling you to a vocation of caring for God’s creation? Join United Methodist EarthKeepers and work to create a more just and sustainable world! 

Photo by David Logeman.

EarthKeepers work within their communities by:

  • Lifting up the importance of caring for God’s creation at the heart of our Christian faith;
  • Responding creatively to climate change and other environmental challenges;
  • Working for justice so that all communities have access to clean water, clean air, clean energy, fresh food, and green space.

Who are EarthKeepers ?

EarthKeepers are United Methodists who are keenly aware of the ecological challenges in our world today and feel called to be part of a movement to transform the world. They work with their congregations and communities in many different ways: creating community gardens in urban “food deserts,” advocating for renewable energy policies, or working for environmental justice by cleaning up toxic waste sites near their communities.

EarthKeepers are laity and clergy, students, part-time and full-time workers, and retirees. They may have a vocation that allows them to focus on caring for creation during their regular work hours, or they may choose to volunteer their time.

Expectations

  • EarthKeepers participate in four days of intensive training in theology and community organizing.
  • EarthKeepers help others understand how caring for God’s creation is a core part of our identity as Christians.
  • EarthKeepers commit to 10 hours per month providing leadership for a community project or advocacy campaign that aims to transform our relationship to God, the earth, and one another.
  • EarthKeepers meet quarterly with a regional cohort for worship and ongoing support and training.

Details

  • Date: August 1 – 6, 2017
  • Location: Mount Sequoyah Retreat & Conference Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Cost: $185.50 plus travel expenses to and from Fayetteville. All other lodging, meals, and training materials are included.
    If this expense creates a hardship for you, please contact Rev. Susan Mullin about available scholarships (contact information below).

Application

To fill out an application, click here Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but to receive priority consideration, please submit all materials by May 1, 2017.  

If you prefer to print out an application to send as an attachment, please send an email to Rev. Susan Mullin: susan.mullin@comcast.net.

For more information, please contact:

Rev. Susan Mullin
(T): 612-781-3167 (C): 763-229-4156
susan.mullin@comcast.net

Details
Start: August 1, 2017
End: August 6, 2017
Venue
Venue Name: Mount Sequoyah Retreat & Conference Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Address: 150 N. Skyline Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States

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