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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Bishop Tutu, 500,000 call for ‘climate justice’

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Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu (right) and U.N. climate chief 
Yvo de Boer greet the crowd Dec. 13 at City Hall Square in Copenhagen. 
Tutu presented de Boer with 500,000 signatures calling for climate justice.ʉ۬UMNS photos by Peter Williams, World Council of Churches.

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, right, and Bishop Sofie Petersen of Greenland, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, led a procession during a Dec. 13 ecumenical celebration.


Meghan Roth called it “a life-changing experience” when Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu spoke Dec. 13 in Copenhagen to those concerned about the impact of climate change on the world.

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Churches Taking Steps to Save the Earth

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A very old church in Charleston is taking a very new approach to evangelism and, simultaneously, caring for the Earth.

Similarly, a United Methodist church in Hartsville is reaching out to its whole community through its recycling program.

The Rev. Albert Keller Jr., pastor of Circular Congregational Church in Charleston,  found a pocket of children living between the coastal city’s two rivers who had never seen a river, much less the ocean. The church’s Environmental Mission group, about 15 people, now mixes fun with ecology education, taking 15 to 25 children to participate in their beach sweeps (clean-ups), on trips to swampland and on boat-trips to barrier islands.

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Get an Energy Audit for your Church

{mosimage}The choir was always sweating and those in the pews were freezing at College Place United Methodist Church.

It took a professional energy audit to realize what was going on, something anyone could have seen, but who goes climbing around in the pipe room or attic spaces in the church?

Joseph Gilmore, of Gilmore Consulting Services in Columbia, let his high-powered equipment lead him to the rooms above the chancel that house the organ pipes. On one side, a door to the attic had been set aside rather than putting it back to close up the attic.

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Judicial Council rules core of UMC Traditional Plan is constitutional
Photo by Matt Brodie of South Carolina and other delegates deliberate during GC2019, held Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis.
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Judicial Council rules core of UMC Traditional Plan is constitutional

South Carolina’s bishop is calling for dialogue and a commitment to shared unity and mission after The United Methodist Church’s top court handed down a much-anticipated ruling on the denomination’s newly approved Traditional Plan. The UMC’s Judicial Council ruled that while seven of the provisions of the Traditional Plan are unconstitutional and invalid, the rest of the plan passed muster and is therefore valid as church law. It also ruled the disaffiliation petition, permitting the “gracious exit” of a local church, is constitutional. By Jessica Brodie.
Such hope
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Such hope

Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie on a recent mentoring experience that reminded her beyond a shadow of a doubt what our church is meant to do on behalf of our savior, Jesus—not argue with fellow believers about sexuality or other issues, but instead to powerfully and earnestly make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.

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