Hope for Creation - Minneapolis
February 17-18, 2018 | Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
In an age of climate change, ecological degradation, and the growing environmental movement, how might Christians contribute to the regenerative healing of creation? This one-day workshop led by Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart, assistant professor of theology and ecology at Garrett-Evangelical, will attend to the realities of humanity's destructive impact on the environment, examine the relevance of Christian beliefs to an ecological worldview, and explore practical ways people of faith are engaging in mission and justice for the good of the earth. The day will include music provided by Peter Mayer.
Free childcare is available for children ages 10 and under. Lunch will be provided for all participants and for all children in childcare. To help in our sustainability efforts please bring your own reusable water bottle and/or coffee mug. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.
Dr. Eberhart will be preach at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services and Sara Thomsen will provide music. Dr. Eberhart's sermon title is "Cosmic Christ, Earthly Hope."
Questions? Contact Erin Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.866.4547.
February 17, 2018
Registration and Packet Pick Up
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome by Rev. Judy Zabel, Senior Pastor at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, and Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“The Great UnCreation: What have we done?” led by Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
“For God so Loves the World: What do we believe?” led by Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart
12:25 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
“Earthkeeping as Discipleship: What are we to do?” led by Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart
2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ritual and Sending Forth
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reception for Garrett-Evangelical Alums and Prospective and Current Students
February 18, 2018
Dr. Eberhart will preach, "Cosmic Christ, Earthly Hope," at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services and Sara Thomsen will provide music.
Workshop Leader: Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart
About Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart
Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart earned his BA in Religion from St. Olaf College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and his MDiv from the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University and PhD from the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University. He recently published Rooted and Grounded in Love: Holy Communion for the Whole Creation (Wipf and Stock, 2017). He teaches courses in theology and ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, with a particular focus on the intersections of Christian doctrine, ecology, and political economy. Eberhart is an ordained elder in the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church and has served on various denominational boards and committees as well as many community based organizations.
Registration | Deadline: February 14, 2018
- General Public: $15
- Current or Prospective Garrett-Evangelical Students: Free
On-site regsitration will be available the day of the workshop.
Scholarships are available for those who may need it. Please contact Erin Moore for more information.
Participants in the workshop can also earn 0.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEU certificates cost $25 and can be paid for ahead of time on the registration form.
Hope for Creation is sponsored by the Rev. Richard A. Heim Memorial Lecture Fund. This fund was established in 1971 in memory of Rev. Heim by his friends and family. Rev. Heim graduated with his masters of divinity degree in 1931 from Evangelical Theological Seminary, which later merged with Garrett Theological Seminary to become Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He served as a pastor in Nebraska for nearly 40 years and was a member of the Garrett-Evangelical Board of Trustees.