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. The Scarritt Bennett Center needs the final registration count by the June 30 date, so we cannot accept registrations after that date. Scarritt Bennett lodging is now full. If you are coming to the Summit, it would be good to make a hotel or airbnb reservation right away as rooms fill up quickly with tourists on summer weekends. If any additional rooms open up at Scarritt Bennett, we will post that here. But don't count on that. Please click on the Registration Information page for complete details.