Creation Care Task Force at Florida UMC Annual Conference

I drove to Lakeland yesterday to attend the Florida UMC Annual Conference and to see all my Creation Care friends. We just want to save the Earth and believe God is with us in this goal. Here are a few pictures from the event. Below is the Plastic and Foam Free resolution that was voted on today and PASSED by an 82% majority. Our group was celebrating.

It encourages UM churches to quit using foam and plastic products for dinners, receptions, etc. Plus, it encourages the use of paper containers or real ones. My former pastor has real dishes at his church in Jacksonville and that’s what they use. If any other organization rents the space for a dinner, etc. they have to promise to use the real plates and wash them.

GOD IS GREEN!

This is the Plastic Monster they created which represents the monster we have created on this earth. Don’t know if you can read it but the sign says that worldwide we use and discard one million plastic bags every minute. We worship the God of Expediency and not the God of the Universe.

This is the Plastic Monster they created which represents the monster we have created on this earth. Don’t know if you can read it but the sign says that worldwide we use and discard one million plastic bags every minute. We worship the God of Expediency and not the God of the Universe.

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As soon as I arrived I started crocheting plarn. Lots of folks stopped by and asked what I was up to and admired by six foot long mat made entirely out of plastic bags. I even taught a few others how to do it.

Me in the foreground and Cara in the back. You can see my previously made mat beside me. It got a lot of oohs and ahs.

Me in the foreground and Cara in the back. You can see my previously made mat beside me. It got a lot of oohs and ahs.

Here are two true eco-warriors: Cara Fleischer and Randi Talsma

Here are two true eco-warriors: Cara Fleischer and Randi Talsma

Sara Nussel