GC 2016 Newsletter May 13: Climate Vigil

 Newsletter 5

by Susan Stouffer

God is asking us to be good stewards of this earth and all the life that lives on it. And the United Methodist Church is answering. Last night at the General Conference Climate Vigil, we came together in solidarity. We prayed for all of God’s creation, grieved the ways that climate change is already impacting us, and rejoiced in the beauty of the world around us. United Methodists from the Pacific Northwest had decorated hundreds of handmade lanterns to light the night. These lanterns were lit with solar powered LED lights. After the vigil, the lights were distributed to partners in the global south with limited or no energy access and to Central Washington families living without electricity as they recover from extreme wildfires.

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