Silverbrook United Methodist Church and Retreat Center, where I serve as pastor, is planning a huge event on Spirituality and Environmentalism from Sept. 13-15th. Saturday the 15th is going to be the really big day – with our regular chicken bbq for sale at lunch time, yard sale – but this year we add a big tent and under that tent will be all sorts of local and national environmental organizations that will teach us about our environment and help us ‘go green’.
As I was searching for information from our national United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org/site/c.frLJK2PKLqF/b.2794211/k.DB3F/Welcome_to_The_General_Board_of_Church__Society.htm), I found this video that introduces Our Bishops Pastor Letter: God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action.
Introduction of the video from their website:
A ”slide show” presentation shares images of places, people and communities where United Methodists live in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. The nine-minute show accompanied by music by highlights many of the key phrases from the Council of Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action. It is accompanied by Kevin MacLeod with “Sovereign Quarter.”
This resource for worship, meeting, study and classrooms was produced by Debra Smith, executive staff of the General Board of Discipleship with photos contributed by Jo Ann McClain, Linda Bales Todd, and her own collection. We are grateful for Deb’s creativity and generosity. Deb is also the author of the Guide for Group Study for the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter and Foundation Document.
Click here to access the link on the General Board of Discipleship’s special site with downloadable resources. Look for God’s Renewed Creation in that collection of files. It will download in a “zip file” and may take 4-8 minutes to download. A downloaded copy can be shown on your computer/laptop without being connected to the internet – great for exhibit tables, presentations inside internet-unfriendly buildings, etc
Enjoy this great information and know that United Methodists Care for Creation….