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?
IMMANUEL RECOGNIZED FOR EDUCATION IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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
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 just before entering the sanctuary.
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. Or if it's easier for you, bring your beverage containers to the church and we will get them to Sarcan for you.
- Continue working on our native plant/pollinator garden
- Take your hazardous waste to the City of Regina's Household Hazardous Waste Depot located just south of the Landfill on Fleet Street.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Collect used stamps that we can donate to the Canadian Bible Society for their Stamps for Freedom program. Read about it HERE
The Greenwise Gazette
What we're planning to
- Expand our own community garden on the front lawn of the church that Immanuel parishioners will
tend and harvest.
- 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
- 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
- Continue our Children's Garden program found on the south side of our building.
- Encourage the use of compost bins at our homes.
- Education about and participation in Kairos initiatives on ecological justice. More information on what this is can be obtained HERE
email us at email@example.com if you have
ideas for how we can continue to care for God's creation.