The United Methodist Summit will bring together people from congregations, annual conferences, caucus groups, agencies and organizations at all levels of the church. Together we will be inspired to:
-Dream boldly of ways we can play a key role in healing the planet -Offer a theological vision of faithful Christian community for a planet in peril -Enhance communication about goals and actions across the connection -Highlight ways the church is already acting to care for God's creation -Empower and equip one another to bring about a more sustainable and just future for our communities and our planet
Minnesota Annual Conference Caretakers of God's Creation Mahle Endowment for Progressive Christian Thought Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Hamline Church United Methodist Prospect Park United Methodist Church
The following organizations and agencies have indicated they will be sending representatives to the Summit:
Church & Society Global Ministries Higher Education & Ministry United Methodist Women Wespath Benefits and Investments
Who Should Come
The summit is open to all who are interested.
The sessions from Thursday noon through Friday afternoon are designed for leaders in the United Methodist Church working on creation care / environmental justice at any level of the church (local congregations, caucus groups, green teams, boards and agencies). Those who choose to attend these sessions will be asked to complete some assignments before they arrive.
Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday are designed for anyone interested in learning more about engaging in the work of creation care / environmental justice.
You will be redirected to the Minnesota Annual Conference website
The cost of registration varies from $75 to $310 depending on the number of days you plan to attend and your housing selection. Inexpensive on-campus housing is available. If you are traveling with a spouse and wish to be housed together, please indicate this in the comments section of the registration form and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Preference will be given to under-represented demographic groups, including young adults and people of color. Preference will also be given to people who are active in the United Methodist Church. (Application will be available soon.)
Child care is available during the conference. If you need child care please make your request here to get more information and sign up.