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?
- This is caring for God’s world, the earth which is our home, and all of the created order that we were given dominion over in Genesis.
- This is caring for God’s people. We care about the needs of our families, our neighbours, our friends and the world.
- This is caring for the earth through advocating for ecological justice.
- This can have an enormous influence on how we work ecumenically with others and partner with people in the wider community.
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
use of the Blue boxes in the church building(s)
use of the Blue Bins for recycling and picked up by the city at our houses
of used batteries safely. Look for the box to
collect used household batteries in our church building near the registration desk
those of you who garden, plant an extra row of vegetables to donate to
- 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.
- Begin planting a native plant garden (see the June 29th issue of the Greenwise Gazette)
- 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
- 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
The Greenwise Gazette
What we’re planning to
- Develop our own community garden that Immanuel parishioners will
tend and harvest.
- 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
- 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
- Develop a Children's Garden program on our property
- Encourage the use of compost bins when they are delivered to homes in the city
- Education about and participation in Kairos initiatives on ecological justice. More information on what this is can be obtained HERE
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
ideas for how we can continue to care for God’s creation.