United Methodists Care for Creation

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 13, 2019

Bishop visits remote Congo; Alaska moves to become district; Grief at Christmas
Local Church
People in the village of Samba, Congo, line the streets to welcome East Congo Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda, who spent 10 days in late September and early October visiting all seven districts in the remote East Congo Conference. It was the first time many United Methodists in the area had ever seen a bishop. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UM News.

Bishop visits remote areas of Congo for first time

United Methodist Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda explores ‘rural realities’ in the East Congo Conference.
General Church
The choir of Anchorage’s First Samoan United Methodist Church sings during the Service of Commissioning and Reading of Appointments at the 2019 annual conference held at Christ First United Methodist Church in Wasilla, Alaska. Photo courtesy of the Alaskan Conference.

Alaska moves to become ‘mission district’

A task force recommended the United Methodist presence in Alaska change from missionary conference status.