Caretakers of God's CreationMount Olivet has been certified a Green Church, the second in the Virginia Conference.
Our Caretakers of God's Creation Ministry Team meets monthly to explore ways to educate our congregation about God's Creation and ways that the church can continue its "green" practices.
God's Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action
In a statement that says, “We cannot help the world until we change our way of being in it,” the bishops of The United Methodist Church announced a significant call to all United Methodists, ecumenical and inter-religious partners and people of goodwill around the world.
“As bishops, we know that critical issues of the day have left people feeling fearful, cynical, hopeless and overwhelmed,” said Bishop Gregory Palmer, president of the Council of Bishops.”God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action" contains our pledges to work in hopeful and robust ways for transforming change as God’s stewards of creation. We invite the church and our partners around the world to join us.”
A liturgical setting for the letter offers responsive elements for congregational participation. These are a “lament for God’s people and God’s planet,” confession of “failure to embody the image of God” and call to action inviting everyone to join the bishops in their own nine pledges for urgent, effective action.
Download the bishops' letter. Download the foundation document that began this process of discernment about what we should do to take care of God's Creation.
Watch a video about the letter.
Learn more about what the VA Conference is doing to care for God's Creation.