Caring For Creation is a group in our church that is committed to creating multiple opportunities for the church community to explore and respond to God's call for stewardship of the earth. They have spearheaded our recycling program (the church is a drop-off spot for used batteries, eye glasses, printer cartridges, and cell phones). They have hosted 'Spring plant exchanges', and have been instrumental in our move from styrofoam to paper products.
Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice was adopted by the 202nd General Assembly (1990) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Many churches have come to understand the importance of making a stand and a difference in the area of Eco-Justice. Caring For Creation demonstrates a reverence for God's natural world and a love of God's people.
From simply providing recycling areas in our church kitchen and back hallway to instigating our Church's involvement in efforts to help start a community garden in Newark, we have been busy. There have been Sunday morning adult education classes on various subjects. A "Green Table" is often seen in Heritage Hall, exhibiting issues of the day, such as stopping junk mail, gardening...complete with give-away plants! energy efficiency information and other areas of concern.
We find it encouraging to have a LONG list of people who are interested in what we are doing and who receive regular email updates. Please contact the church office to be added to that list or get information about joining the 'members' group.