A challenge: Reducing our household’s carbon footprint

By Beth Moore, Creation Justice Task Force I last wrote in April of this year about the work Church of the Palms has embarked on to care for God’s creation by reducing our “carbon footprint” — the amount of CO2 we put into the environment. We began the work of reducing our carbon footprint by… Continue reading A challenge: Reducing our household’s carbon footprint

Solar Panels and Beyond

Members of the Church of the Palms have expressed their love of Creation through their generous support for the plans to reduce our carbon footprint by adding solar panels to our facility. After receiving an anonymous $50,000 matching grant, members of our wonderful church family have matched and surpassed the required matching amount, donating to… Continue reading Solar Panels and Beyond

How we express our love of creation

Love of creation is part of the “3 Great Loves” that our denomination is focusing upon. Can you name the other two? Right: neighbor and children. Much of our efforts these last couple of years has focused on love of neighbor. We are to love thy black, poor, differently-abled, immigrant, Islamic, and atheist neighbor. Much… Continue reading How we express our love of creation

Seeing the face of God

My favorite quote is, “To love another person is to see the face of God.” ―Victor Hugo, Les Misérables. I mentioned this fact at our annual meeting last week. My prayer this year in 2021 is for us to see the face of God in neighbor, children, and creation. This coming year we’ll be doing… Continue reading Seeing the face of God

Social Justice Action Team: October update

Creation Justice Mission statement:   To embody our faith in our relationships with God’s creation Goals: To educate and encourage congregational members to take concrete actions that express their stewardship of creation To strive for significant reductions in the church’s energy and water consumption and waste in order to offset our carbon footprint To advocate… Continue reading Social Justice Action Team: October update