The Mennonite Creation Care Network’s advisory council is holding its annual meetings, May 29-30, 2020. We welcome pastors and other congregational creation care leaders to either or both of two public sessions:

  • Friday, May 29, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 30, 1 p.m.

These sessions will each feature several panelists from our network, responding to the question,

If you could inspire your congregation to focus on a single response to the environmental crisis of your choice, what would that response be?

The goal of the hour is to share inspiration that could be replicated across the network and potentially catalyze connection around topics where there is energy. Sign up below.


Panelists include:

Friday, May 29, 4 to 5 p.m. ET


Jennifer Schrock
Mennonite Creation Care Network

Root our responses in our shared story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Carol Rose
Shalom Mennonite Fellowship, Tucson, Arizona

 Pray and act to help protect Oak Flat, an Apache sacred site that the government has promised to a copper mining company.


Tom Hartzell
Community of Hope Grace Brethren Church, Columbia City, Ind.

Paint the roof of the church white to cut down on the carbon emissions generated by air conditioning.


John Marquis
First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

Explain Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light’s Cool Congregations Calculator to youth groups and set up competitions to reduce carbon footprints.


Saturday, May 30, 1 to 2 p.m. ET


Heather Wolfe
Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship

Consider through an eco-lens how envrionmental issues pertaining to food are issues of faithful living.


Connie Hepner Mueller
Seeds of Life Community Church, Altoona, Manitoba

Help our congregations fall in love with their local spaces and places and invite them into awe and wonder at the natural world.

Lorie Hershey
West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Create solar energy jobs in high unemployment neighborhoods.

Steve Thomas
Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Plant trees on land held by congregations and their members.