Creation Care

Mission and Ministry
The United Methodist Church in Davos, Switzerland, started offering free food in June 2019 in a joint effort with a local Pentecostal parish to help eliminate food waste. The "Save Our Food" program plans to expand its ministry by installing a refrigerator next to the United Methodist church building, as shown in the illustration. Photo by the Rev. Stefan Pfister.

Switzerland pastors launch ‘Save our food’

Two pastors in Davos turned a dream of stopping food waste into reality.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Deidra Wright shows off some of the bounty of the community garden at Columbia Drive United Methodist Church, which she founded. Photo courtesy of Columbia Drive United Methodist Church.

Creation care gets traction as priority

United Methodist efforts to be environmentally friendly are on the rise. EarthKeepers training through Global Ministries is a popular way to get started.
Evangelism
Phyllis Terwilliger takes note of the height of tomato stakes at The Giving Garden, a ministry of Franklin (Tenn.) First United Methodist Church that donates the food grown there to people in need. She and her husband, the Rev. Mark Terwilliger, from Countryside Community Church, a United Methodist fellowship in Clarks Summit, Pa., were attending the 2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Urgency needed to combat climate change

United Methodists agreed at a conference on climate change that the church must be more systemic and aggressive to help keep the planet Earth supporting human life.

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