John Wesley passed down three simple rules to us: Do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God. One of the things I love about Wesleyan theology, and these simple rules in particular, is their practical nature. Our theology is not one of speculation, but of action.
The creation care team likewise wants to practice a practical theology. We’re here to guide Christians who want to ground their understanding about the environment in scripture, as well as know realistic steps to take in better caring for God’s creation.
I want to draw your attention to the first four webinars we’re offering in September. Each webinar will start at 7:00 and last for approximately one hour, and will feature live question-and-answer time with our experts. (You will need to register for each webinar individually.)
Introduction to Creation Care
September 8, 2020
Rev. Pat Watkins was the first United Methodist missionary to creation. He has decades of experience working around the globe to promote stewardship of God’s green earth. In this webinar, Pat will share how we are in relationship with God, one another, and the rest of creation, and how we can fulfill Jesus’ commands to care for “the least of these.” You can register for Pat’s webinar here.
On Zero Waste and Becoming Good Soil
September 10, 2020
Co-founder of local non-profit, Toward Zero Waste, Leigh Williams has made it her goal to send as little trash as possible to the landfill. From January to July of this year, Leigh’s family filled only one bag of trash. Come learn how you can reduce waste in your home and church, and why as a Christian you should make this a priority. You can register for Leigh’s webinar here.
September 15, 2020
Mitigating climate change has been the focus of Dr. Stephen Jurovics’ engineering work for more than twenty years now. His book, Hospitable Planet, is the result of his research into what scripture says about environmental care. Dr. Jurovics has spoken around the country on scripture, climate change, and the need to address this problem immediately.
September 17, 2020
Rev. Dr. Tracy Sexton and NCSU energy extension specialist John Rees will be sharing how to reduce energy usage in our homes and churches. The bonus to this, as John has pointed out, is that not only is this better for the environment, but it will save you money, too! You can register for Tracy and John’s workshop here.
I hope you’re as excited about being a part of God’s work for creation as I am. I look forward to having you all join us throughout the month of September.