Green Team

We recognize that we are called to be stewards of God’s creation—the earth and everything on or in it. We strive to practice Global Stewardship which recognizes that we live in a global society, and that our actions must be mindful of our interconnectedness with all people.

Global to Local Stewardship

Global Stewardship acknowledges that the products we purchase and the lifestyles we live have an economic, environmental, and social impact somewhere in the world.

The church’s Green Team seeks opportunities to make the church’s activities and the lives of our members more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.

In the last few years the church has taken the following activities to help make us a “greener” congregation:

  • An array of 50 solar panels was installed that generates half of the electricity used by the church.
  • In 2009 the church replaced existing light bulbs and fixtures with more energy efficient lighting that should use half the electricity.
  • We determined our carbon footprint by determining the global warming gas emissions that results from church facilities and programs.
  • The Session passes a resolution asking the Green Team to explore ways to make the church’s activities carbon neutral.
  • We decided to start an “Environmentally Preferable Purchasing” program by educating the congregation about green consumer products so that we can make informed decision when shopping.
  • We use recycled paper for our service bulletins and other publications and are working towards making our in-house communication paperless as much as we can.
  • We participate in a Community Supported Agriculture, and serve as a drop site for weekly and bi-weekly deliveries of fruits and vegetables from Full Belly Farms.

For more information about the Green Team contact: Dave Jones,