Caring for God's Gifts
Caring for 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)
The Earth is sacred, and we have a responsibility to protect and cherish it. One of our priorities at Immanuel Anglican Church is ensuring we are living up to our responsibility to care for creation. This includes environmental sustainability, prudent use of resources, and conservation of the assets entrusted to us.
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
- Consistent use of the Blue boxes in the church building(s)
- Consistent use of the Blue Bins for recycling and picked up by the city at our houses
- Begin or continue to compost
- Dispose of used batteries safely at designated sites. Look for the box to collect used batteries in our church building
- For those of you who garden, plant an extra row of vegetables to donate to community fridges
What we’re planning to do
- Set up a SARCAN account for Immanuel Anglican Church. You will be able to use the SARCAN Drop and Go service to donate your bottles/cans for recycling, and the proceeds will go to an environmental project.
- Coordinate a group of volunteers to help take hazardous waste (paints, oil, etc.) to designated sites on the days that the city of Regina runs their hazardous waste program.
- In 2022, obtain a plot in a community garden that Immanuel parishioners will tend and harvest.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas for how we can continue to care for God’s creation.
Monthly article from the Diocesan Stewardship Officer
Stewards of God's Grace June 2021.pdf