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From Emptiness to Abundance

...This is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES. - Matthew 13:32Tending the garden turns into mission

...This is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches. - Matthew 13:32

In the small Southern town of Macon, Georgia, God’s abundance has shown up in a big way. An empty lot behind an abandoned liquor store has become a place bounty.

Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, a large historic church in downtown, has created a place of communion, beauty and sanctuary. Jack Head, a retired from the insurance industry, has led a small and enthusiastic band of volunteers to create a community garden that has led to more than just a garden but a way to serve the under-served in their community.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a Bad Deal for the Earth

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the trade deal reached in October 2015 between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations. It would cover more than 40% of global commerce. 

The TPP elevates investors’ financial interests above citizens’ and governments’ rights to protect the environment – allowing foreign corporations to challenge U.S. laws that they see as limiting their potential profits.

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How Rivers and Faith Create New Mission Opportunities

Rev. Dottie Yunger of the Baltimore-Washington Conference discusses how she as the former Anacostia Riverkeeper led to a life of service in the church.Rev. Dottie Yunger of the UMC Baltimore-Washington Conference discusses how she as the former Anacostia Riverkeeper led to a life of service in the Church. Yunger proves churches can create collaboration with communities to lead to meaningful solutions in the lives of neighbors.

Rev. Yunger presented at the National Creation Care Conference held in Decatur, Georgia.

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New United Methodist Women resources spur discussion on climate justice and sexuality

Climate justice and human sexuality are complex issues currently impacting our society and are now the subjects of new resources from United Methodist Women designed to help people of faith engage in the discussion.

Climate justice and human sexuality are complex issues currently impacting our society and are now the subjects of new resources from United Methodist Women designed to help people of faith engage in the discussion.

Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action, edited by the Rev. Pat Watkins, features essays by leading faith-based environmental justice advocates. The book invites readers to understand climate justice, to seek the right relationships with one another and the earth, and to identify that the two are key when working toward climate justice for all.

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