As part of our denomination’s Green Chalice Initiative, our congregation strives to live out our faith by caring for creation. The Green Chalice Initiative is designed to recognize congregations for being good stewards of God’s creation. It also aims to empower congregations with ideas and resources to enable them to walk gently on the earth. As a Green Chalice Congregation, we affirm the Alverna Covenant:
God has created the world with finite resources;
God has given to us the stewardship of the earth;
God has established order through many natural cycles;
And it is evident that:
We are consuming resources at a rate that cannot be maintained;
We are interrupting many natural cycles;
We are irresponsibly modifying the environment through consumption and pollution;
We are populating the earth at a rate that cannot be maintained;
As a member of the human family and a follower of Jesus Christ, I hereby covenant that:
I will change my lifestyle to reduce my contribution to pollution;
I will support recycling efforts
I will search for sustainable lifestyles;
I will work for public policies which lead to a just and sustainable society;
I will share these concerns with others and urge them to make this covenant.
If you would like to take an active role in our Green Chalice Leadership Team, please contact Rev. Snider.