Caretakers of God’s Creation: A Discussion with Reverend Pat Watkins, UMC

The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of the Green Building Alliance, invites to you join Reverend Pat Watkins, a nationally recognized speaker, for a special event hosted at the St. Nickolas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland.   Please SHARE this invitation within your religious circles, including churches outside of the 2030 District boundaries in Oakland and Downtown. All are welcome. We are hoping for a robust and lively discussion, and invite questions in advance so we can shape the agenda.

Rev. Watkins, who is tasked with leading a ministry focused on God’s Renewed Creation globally, is coming to the Pittsburgh area. Previously a featured panelist at the White House representing general Christian theology, Rev. Watkins will speak about the importance of boosting the energy efficiency of the nation’s houses of worship. He will also bring to light the United Methodist understandings of stewardship as well as the specific ways Caretakers of God’s Creation is empowering United Methodist congregations to practice care of creation. He will answer questions about his mission and give examples of how the United Methodist Church is becoming green.

More on Rev. Watkins.

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 11-1pm. Light lunch will be provided (please note any dietary restrictions in your registration). Free.

Where: St. Nickolas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S Dithridge St, Pittsburgh, PA, (412) 682-3866. Parking is limited; public transportation is encouraged.

Who should attend: Church leadership, facilities managers, those in charge of building improvements in Pittsburgh’s church community. Registration is limited, so please let us know if you will attend.

Click here to register for the event before Monday, Nov 17th, or email me at for later registration.