Acknowledging our role as stewards of God’s creation, we strive to enhance the Church’s and the congregation’s ability to fully realize that role through education, outreach, and facilities decisions.
Formed in July 2010, our team has provided opportunities for church members and friends to learn more about earth care issues and consider specific actions that we can take to honor Christ’s teachings about caring for creation.
We have published Green Tips and Lenten Calendars as well as sponsored adult education seminars and community discussions. We have considered ways in which we could make our facility run in a more sustainable manner, with the most noticeable effect thus far in the area of recycling. We also support community initiatives through the Friends of Allentown Parks, Community Bikeworks, and Wildlands Conservancy.
If you are at the church, please take a look at our bulletin board outside Fellowship Hall (where Alternative Worship is held) .
Our most recent initiative is establishing native plant gardens on our campus. With grant support from the Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife Program, we have restored neglected landscape beds and removed invasive ivy from the east side of the church building. Native plants provide a habitat for bees, butterflies, and other wildlife, making a positive contribution to local ecosystems. Our native plant gardens can also provide four seasons of color and interest, beautifying the neighborhood.
Along with support from faculty and students at Muhlenberg College, we have also worked to remove invasive plants from Allentown parks. See the links below:
GREENING CREATION CONTACTS