response: Caring for Creation (March 2013)

While we’re on the topic of being good stewards of God’s earth, here is an article from the March 2013 issue of response on deaconesses caring for creation through sustainable living.

United Methodist Women

Caring for Creation: Deaconess and Home Missioner Ministries With the Environment

by Myka Kennedy Stephens

About 10 minutes away from the local filling station on a secluded farm road stands a humble collection of buildings. There’s a farmhouse from the previous century, a barn with a metal roof and across the road is a more modern looking one-story ranch home. The unsuspecting traveler wandering along these back roads of central Oklahoma would never guess that this is most certainly a holy place where God’s presence is sought after and found.

Every year, Turtle Rock Farm offers dozens of workshops and hosts retreats for a variety of small groups ranging in age from the very young to the very old. Visitors come from Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and farther to experience a mixture of sustainable farm life and spiritual renewal. They come to learn about beekeeping or to walk the natural labyrinth…

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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