Look here for green practices and events related to MCUSA and MCCanada biennial gatherings. You’ll also find resources for planning green events.
MCCanada’s Assembly meets in July of even years. MCUSA’s convention meets the first week of July in odd years. Coming up next:
MCUSA’s Love is a Verb
July 4 – 8, 2017
Here’s what we know so far about Mennonite Creation Care Network’s presence at Love is a Verb:
- Gathering: Friday, July 7, 9:15 to 10:45 p.m. Meet and talk shop with others interested in creation care and the watershed way. Hosted by Jennifer Schrock and Todd Wynward.
- Booth: Find us in the exhibit hall and say hi.
- Presence at the Future Church Summit: Dave Hockman-Wert and Jennifer Schrock will represent MCCN.
Here’s how you can help:
- Let us know you’re coming.
- Volunteer an hour or two at the MCCN booth. Training provided.
- Bring your questions and stories to the MCCN gathering or workshop.
Workshops Related to Creation Care at MCUSA’s Love is a Verb
Wednesday, July 5, 9-10 a.m.
Rewilding the Scriptures and Ourselves
Todd Wynward….Intended Audience: Intergenerational
When we put our love for God’s untamed creation into action and truly “get” God’s untamed love for us, everything changes. We become wilder, more extravagant, more fiercely protective of our cherished earth. When we read the Scriptures with untamed eyes, we see God’s message is one of radical redemption, social transformation and earth protection.
Wednesday, July 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Becoming a Green Patchwork Congregation
Jennifer Schrock….Intended Audience: Adults
Hear stories about Mennonite Creation Care Network’s Green Patchwork congregations and glean ideas to help your congregation incorporate caring for the earth into its vision and daily life.
Wednesday, July 5, 5:30 p.m.
Transforming: Caring For Creation Through Watershed Discipleship And Climate Justice
Todd Wynward and Ray Martin….Intended Audience:
Meet at the MCCN table, then move to a location where we can eat and talk about the following
How can we live into earth-honoring, people-dignifying, despair-erasing ways of following Jesus during this time of environmental crisis? How might our church respond, repent and reimagine? Come connect with others passionate for a more transformative level of creation care.
Ecological Leadership Time TBA
Luke Gascho…….Intended Audience: Adults
People of the Land: Mennonites and the Doctrine of Discovery
Karin Kaufman Wall, Erica Littlewolf and Michelle Armster…….Intended Audience: Adults
Sustainable Living is Joy-filled Living! Time TBA
Luke Gascho…….Intended Audience: YouthConvention Website