Creation Care Ministries

WFUMC Creation Care Ministries (CCM)

The Creation Care Alliance of WNC is an interfaith network of clergy, lay leaders, and people of faith who have united around a moral and spiritual call to preserve the integrity, beauty, and health of God’s creation, bringing practical and hopeful solutions to congregations by engaging hearts and minds through education, service, and advocacy.



10.12.2020 - How Will Climate Change Affect the Blue Ridge Mountains? A conversation with Josh Kelly of MountainTrue

10.26.2020 - Clean Water in Western North Carolina with Eric Romaniszyn of the Haywood Waterways Association 

11.9.2020 - Youth Conservation Corps with Jim Geenen

11.23.2020 - Composting Vol.1 with Sara Martin

12.7.2020 - Composting Vol. 2 with Sara Martin

12.15.2020 - Composting Q & A with Sara Martin



As a congregational partner of the Alliance, FUMC Waynesville agrees to the following:


  • Endorse the guiding principles of the Alliance – inspiration, education, service, and advocacy.
  • Appoint at least one congregational representative to attend bimonthly Alliance meetings.  (Rebecca Lile, Beth Causey, Pat Stone, Mary Thomas)
  • Schedule a class, workshop or worship event about caring for creation.
  • Contribute annually to the Alliance. (Suggested amount, $100 - $1000)
  • Pledge to make specific changes that will move our congregation toward sustainability.
  • Share our CCM experiences with the Alliance network.


As United Methodists we acknowledge and support the following:

  • The World Methodist Social Affirmation

We rejoice in the abundance of God’s gifts entrusted to us that all may have enough, and in all responsible use of the earth’s resources.

  • United Methodist Statement on Climate Change

The Global Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church advocates for the United States to adopt mandatory global warming emissions reductions and re-engage in the global dialogue and international framework for combating this clear and present danger.


Local CCM activities

  • Sponsor of Concert for Conservation (benefitting protections of the Red Wolf)
  • Sponsor of the Haywood Waterways Association Polar Plunge ($250)
  • Youth activities with Haywood Waterways Association (Matthew Blackburn)
  • Informational articles in the First Words newsletter
  • Participation in church Mission Fair
  • Involvement in local advocacy group – WNC Climate Action Coalition
  • Review of 2002 Energy Assessment Report for the church
  • Evaluation of storm water runoff around property
  • Developing informational videos for the church’s Youtube channel
  • Continuing Clean and Green Club activities (Children & Carolyn Smith)



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