Caring for God's Gifts

Overview


What is Stewardship? 

Caring for our Church – The 5 T's of Stewardship







Tending to Creation

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”(Genesis 1:28)


What is Stewardship of Creation?


What actions can we take to not only improve the environment, but improve the quality of life for citizens in our community?  How can we be good stewards of the earth?

What you can do now

  1. Consistent use of the Blue boxes in the church building(s) 
  2. Consistent use of the Blue Bins for recycling and picked up by the city at our houses
  3. Dispose of used batteries safely.  Look for the box to collect used household batteries in our church building near the registration desk
  4. For those of you who garden, plant an extra row of vegetables to donate to community fridges
  5. Use the Drop and Go service at SARCAN to recycle your beverage containers and use the Immanuel code 3065864420.  The deposit money will go to the Immanuel account, and will be used for Tending to Creation initiatives.
  6. Begin planting a native plant garden (see the June 29th issue of the Greenwise Gazette)
  7. Take your hazardous waste to the City of Regina's Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site located at 2400 6th Avenue.  Please check the city of Regina website for more information about what materials should be disposed of and when the next drop off days are planned for.  CITY OF REGINA HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL      
  8. Follow the steps in the August 2021 issue of the Greenwise Gazette to perform a household waste audit at your home.  This will help you understand where you can make some quick, easy changes that will reduce the amount of waste in your household.  Greenwise Gazette - August 2021

Our Newsletter

The Greenwise Gazette

What we’re planning to do

  1. Develop our own community garden that Immanuel parishioners will tend and harvest.
  2. Identify an area of land that can be used to create an Food Forest or Edible Garden.  More information on what this is can be obtained HERE
  3. Develop a native plant garden on our church property and become part of the Butterflyway project.  More information on what this is can be obtained HERE
  4. Develop a Children's Garden program on our property
  5. Encourage the use of compost bins when they are delivered to homes in the city
  6. Education about and participation in Kairos initiatives on ecological justice.  More information on what this is can be obtained HERE

Please email us at info@immanuelanglicanregina.ca if you have ideas for how we can continue to care for God’s creation.





Caring for our TIME

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me.  Night is coming, when no one can work. (John 9:4)


At Immanuel, Caring for our TIME is synonymous with Caring for our Community and includes Mission and Outreach activities as well as Pastoral Care activities


What can we do now?

Refugee Support

PWRDF

Food Bank

Christmas Hampers

What can we plan for the future?


Caring for our TALENTS

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.  (Romans 12: 6-8)


We are still planning how we will Care for our Talents at Immanuel.  More information coming soon.


Caring for our TESTIMONY

The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.  We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us.  And our fellowship is with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:2-3)


Our plans for Caring for Testimony are still in progress.



Caring for our TREASURE

You must each decide in your heart how much to give.  And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully” (2 Corinthians 9:7)


In focusing on Caring for our Church, we turn our attention to our finances.  Our finances include responsibilities for:

What can we do now?

What can we do in the future?