Creation Care at Christ

“The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1)
At Christ Lutheran we strive to improve our stewardship of God’s creation. We believe in a Creator God, who has bestowed us with a beautiful Earth. In taking care of our earth, we show respect to God. Our Creation Care Team is actively involved in the congregation in areas of Building and Grounds, Education and Discipleship.
 
Buildings and Grounds
Our light bulbs are being replaced by LED lights, and we have the future goal of replacing fixtures where this is required to install LED.
 
Our grounds were evaluated in September by representatives of the Audubon Society, and recommended native and pollinator-friendly plants will begin to be planted in Spring 2020. To promote soil health, fall leaves will be shredded and reused as mulch around trees and shared with members for home mulch and compost. Future Creation Care gardening wishes include building small vegetable beds in front of the Mead Center.
 
Education
Two ‘First Sundays’ in 2019-2020 will be Creation Care Kids Sundays in the Sunday School. Kids will learn about why we should care for the Earth, practical skills of how to do this, and spend time on the grounds observing plant and animal life. Adult Forum has invited Dr. Clint McCann on January 12th and 19th to speak on a Biblical Basis for Creation Care.
The Creation Care Team submits a tip to the monthly newsletter on how to be good stewards.
 
‘Shake and Fold’ signs have been put up in church restrooms to encourage a reduction in paper towel use.
Sheets available in the narthex provide information on local recycling policies and options for non-curbside waste disposal.
 
Discipleship
Following the lead of Webster Presbyterian, we are now collecting the following items in the Fellowship Hall for disposal:
  • markers/highlighters
  • batteries (rechargeable, alkaline, hearing aid)
  • cell phones/chargers
  • corks
  • eyeglasses
  • hearing aids
  • printer cartridges
  • electric cords
 
Links to St. Louis Recycling Resources: