building a movement July 11-14, 2019 opens with a lunch at noon on july 11 Scarritt bennett Center, Nashville, Tennessee
The summit will bring together United Methodists and others from congregations, annual conferences, agencies, institutions of higher education, and other organizations at all levels of The United Methodist Church. We will:
Dream boldly of ways we can play a key role in healing the planet
Strategize how to build a strong movement for creation care and environmental justice within The United Methodist Church
Learn from each other effective practices for this work
Gain strength and inspiration by worshiping together
Connect with interfaith partners in this work (July 13)
Plenary sessions (speakers, panels, open conversation)
Small-group work (field trips, workshops, strategy sessions)
Worship and music (built into every day with a final service on Sunday)
Who Should attend
Thursday and Friday sessions are designed for people in the United Methodist Church or who are part of United Methodist institutions working on creation care/environmental justice at any level of the church.
Students and faculty of all faith traditions attending United Methodist institutions of higher education are invited to attend all three days. There is a reduced registration fee for High School, College, Graduate School, and Seminary students.
Friday evening talk and Saturday sessions are designed for anyone from any faith tradition interested in learning more about engaging in this work.
Register through the Tennessee Annual Conference. You will set up an account on that site, and then be able to register for the event. Registration deadline is June 30. Scarritt Bennett lodging reservation deadline is June 11(though rooms are going fast). The Scarritt Bennett Center needs the final count by the June 30 date, so we cannot accept registrations after that date. (Room reservations must be made through the event registration site, not directly with Scarritt Bennett.) Please click on the Registration Information page for complete details.
A limited number of scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance to attend. Preference will be given to underrepresented demographic groups, including young adults, people of color, and those "on the front lines" of environmental crises. Priority deadline for scholarship applications is June 1. Applications will be accepted until June 22 if funds are still available. Scholarship applications will be considered as we receive them. Please submit your application early to enhance the likelihood that you will receive a scholarship. Complete the scholarship application online.