Study Guides Ready

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The  Guide for Group Study (6 sessions) is available now for Lenten and springtime studies, classroom use, online courses, and special events such as retreats, youth events, advocacy conferences, and leadership training.  The Guides are free to download here (in pdf format) either as  entire Guides, or by session.

Commemorative Print Resource available at Cokesbury

Also available through is a comprehensive printed booklet ($7.50) including copies of the studies and the Pastoral Letters and Foundation Document. To order or find out more click here.

Each session of the Guide for Group Study has a leader’s guide (2-3 pages), and a handout to be copied for participants (one page, printed front and back).  Participants will also need copies of The Pastoral Letter and the Foundation Document, also available for download here.

The Council of Bishops hopes individuals will use the study in groups in congregations, schools and seminaries, courses and special events of all kinds during Lent, Earth Day in the spring, and throughout the year.

Coordinating resources will be posted at for each of the six sessions.  Following Easter celebrations, a virtual library of “next studies” are available from Cokesbury and United Methodist Women.

Leaders of groups using the studies are requested to “register” the group with the Council’s Task Force on God’s Renewed Creation using Contact Us on this site.  Send us an email with contact information about your group. Watch for video clips and other resources to enhance the study.

Pat Callbeck Harper, Project Manager

  • Study Guides

    Study Guides

    Study guide materials for leaders and participants in a variety of sets for free download.


  • Commemorative Print Resource Ready

    Commemorative Print Resource Ready

    Special commemorative document is available from Cokesbury NOW. Resource includes all the Bishops’ documents and study guides; paperback.