United Methodists Care for Creation

Members of the KEFAS Choir from Denmark wave salmon wind socks during the May 12 General Conference Climate Vigil at Oregon Convention Center Plaza in Portland. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.
Members of the KEFAS Choir from Denmark wave salmon wind socks during the May 12 General Conference Climate Vigil at Oregon Convention Center Plaza in Portland. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

A relationship with God's creation and a ministry of caring for and healing the earth are integral to what it means to be a United Methodist.

The following is an excerpt from the Social Principles: The Natural World:

"All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings. God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect."

From Social Principles: The Natural World in The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church. © 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.

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Daily Digest - December 10, 2018

Lining up behind Way Forward plans; Pastor arrested 'rescuing' Lumad children; Human Rights Day
General Conference
지난 12월 3일 뉴저지 갈보리교회에서 왼쪽 세 번째부터 뉴저지 연회의 쟌숄 감독, 위스컨신 연회의 정희수 감독, 북일리노이 연회의 샐리 딕 감독, 서스케하나 연회의 박정찬 감독, 은퇴 감독인 조영진 감독 등 5명의 감독과 한인총회 전/현직 회장단과 임원들, 그리고 여선교회 전국연합회, 대안위원회 위원들이 모여 특별총회 현안에 대한 토론을 했다. 사진 김응선 목사, UMNS.

연합감리교 감독들 한인총회와 미래를 향한 고민을 함께 나누다

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General Conference
The special called session of the General Conference — set for Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis — will attempt to find common ground on the issue of same-sex marriage and ordination of homosexuals. Image by United Methodist News Service.

Opinions still vary on the Way Forward

A variety of plans have United Methodist champions as the church strives to find common ground on homosexual marriage and clergy.

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