The importance of trees in God's design for the earth is seen in the fact that they are featured in the very first and last chapters of the Bible.
The woodland garden of Eden represents what its Creator intended on earth: beauty, biodiversity, and abundance, where trees give life for all with God. We have been called by God to care for the earth. And tending trees that they may play their important part in God's design is essential in our stewardship.
A rabbinical teaching says if people claim the world is ending and the Messiah has come, first plant a tree, and then see if the story is true. As stewards of God's creation, we are called to address the crisis of climate change—caring for the earth, its trees, and its people.
Responding to God's call to address this crisis, Mennonite Men is locating land, forming a network of partners and resources, assisting with tree planting, and receiving contributions for this program.
We invite men's groups, youth groups, congregations, universities, nonprofits, and other groups to participate in this campaign.
While Mennonite Men is coordinating this campaign, we invite women to join the campaign as well.
To participate with JoinTrees, we invite you to:
· Devote land for planting trees,
· Help with planting and caring for trees,
· Provide financial support.
To devote land, plant trees, or provide other help, contact Steve Thomas.
To financially support JoinTrees, make a contribution.
For more information, see description of JoinTrees.
To share information with your congregation about the benefits of planting trees, share this full page flyer, or this half page, 2-sided flyer.