Caring for God's Gifts


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?


On May 3,2023 the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development held it's annual awards event.  Immanuel was recognized with an award at this ceremony.  Here is the information about the ceremony and all the award recipients:  2023-RCE-SK-Recognition-Event

Here are the slides that were presented:  Immanuel Tending to Creation Slides    

And the supporting documentation:  Tending to Creation Detailed Info  

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 just before entering the sanctuary.
  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.  Or if it's easier for you, bring your beverage containers to the church and we will get them to Sarcan for you.
  6. Continue working on our native plant/pollinator garden
  7. Take your hazardous waste to the City of Regina's Household Hazardous Waste Depot located just south of the Landfill on Fleet Street.    
  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   
  9. Bring your old eyeglasses to church and place them in the Lions Recycle for Sight box.  Read about this program in the 
    April, 2022 issue of the Greenwise Gazette at this LINK.
  10. Collect the tabs off cans and bring them to church and place them in the container for them.  We take these to the Pasqua Hospital Auxiliary who exchange them in a program for wheelchairs.  Read more about it in the March, 2022 issue of the Greenwise Gazette at this LINK  
  11. Collect used stamps that we can donate to the Canadian Bible Society for their Stamps for Freedom program.  Read about it HERE

Our Newsletter

The Greenwise Gazette

What we're planning to do

  1. Expand our own community garden on the front lawn of the church that Immanuel parishioners will tend and harvest.
  2. Identify an area of land that can be used to create a Food Forest or Edible Garden.  More information on what this is can be obtained HERE
  3. Continue development of our native plant/pollinator garden on the west side of our parking lot as part of the Butterflyway project.  More information on what this is can be obtained HERE
  4. Continue our Children's Garden program found on the south side of our building.
  5. Encourage the use of compost bins at our homes.
  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 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


Food Bank

Christmas Hampers

Easter Hampers

First Baptist Lunch Program

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?

Stewardship - Children workshop