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Beatrice the Bumblebee Wants You to Know About 2023 Outdoor Ministry Schedule

We are busy putting the final touches on the 2023 Schedule of Events! While some logistics are still in progress, we want to give you a sneak peek so you can mark your calendars.


January 12, 7:00-8:00 pm Zoom Gathering | 2023 Farm Bill with Land Stewardship Project (intergenerational)

January 27-29 | Young Adult Retreat (ages 18+-25)

February 9, 7:00-8:00 pm Zoom Gathering | Microplastics in Our Watershed and Soil (intergenerational)

April 28-30 | Spring Conference Youth Event (Middle and High School)

May 19-21 | Eco-Justice Retreat (adults 19+)

July 5-7 | Middle School Summer Camp (going into 5th grade - 8th grade)

July 21-28 | High School Immersion Trip to Washington D.C. (going into 9th - graduating 12th grade). Registration is open now through January 31st

August 4-6 | Family Camp sponsored by the MN Conference (intergenerational)

September 8-10 | Women’s Retreat (adults 19+)

September 22-24 | Women’s Wilderness Retreat (adults 19+)

September 29-October 1 | Queer Walk Retreat (adults 19+)

October 6-8 | Fall Conference Youth Event (Middle and High School)

Be on the lookout for informational flyers and emails starting in January!

Does Your Church Have an Eco-Justice Team? Or Maybe You Want to Create a Team?

If you have a team that is working on planet health, whether it be soil, water, recycling, advocacy, etc., we would like to hear from you. Even if your team is one person, we would like to know who you are, where you are, what you are currently doing, and what you like to do. The more we know, the better we can serve your team and connect you with other churches who may be doing similar things.

Please contact Rev. Sheri Nelson at with contact information.

Did You Know?

The MN Department of Natural Resources has been gathering and providing our state with necessary climate information for a long time. While many of us may think of hunting, fishing, and park patrolling as the main job of the DNR, its real work is in collecting data about the water, soil, air, and natural habitats. Check out this printable informational flyer about the climate issues here in Minnesota: Minnesota's Climate is Already Changing (

To learn more about the mission of the MN DNR, go to Our mission | Minnesota DNR (


Book: Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit by Lyanda Lynn Haupt


Organization: NOTPLA: One of the winners of the Earthshot Climate prize for their work on alternative plastic packaging. We make packaging disappear - Notpla


Articles: A Simply Guide to Climate Change, BBC News What is climate change? A really simple guide - BBC News

Rev. Sheri Nelson

Director of Outdoor Ministry

122 W Franklin Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 871-0359

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