We see that God’s physical creation is in decay and groaning because of abuse and neglect by human beings, and we need your help to do something about it.

Thank you for your interest in Creation Care at Grace and for visiting our booth following Pastor Dave’s sermon on the sixth broken place – the earth. We look forward to meeting you and working together to help Grace become a leader in caring for God’s creation. In an effort to get to know one another and our interests, we will be holding a gathering for anyone interested in Creation Care issues on Thursday, January 10th at 7pm in Room 111 at Grace.

At next month’s meeting, you will hear from leaders involved with Creation Care at Grace about how you can join this new ministry, and we want to hear and learn from you, as well. If you cannot attend next month’s meeting, but are interested in learning more about what’s going on with this new ministry at Grace, please read below for additional details. Because Creation Care includes such a diverse array of issues, we have broken down the topic into three sub-categories: Physical Creation, Food, and Resource Use.

The physical creation is deteriorating as a direct result of sin. As Christians, we are called and designed to be good stewards of the Earth, its inhabitants, and ecosystems.. You want to be on this team if you are concerned/passionate about the following:

  • Restoring physical creation (both at the Grace campus and elsewhere)
  • Caring for and conserving ecosystems, including plants, animals, and the habitats that support all species
  • Reducing air and water pollution, habitat destruction, and climate change

Contact Will Ditzler at will.ditzler@cardno.com if you are interested in learning more about the Physical Creation team and cannot make it to the January meeting.

Food is the basis for life, and, as individuals and families, we have the opportunity to have the most impact on our environment with our choices about how we eat. You want to be on this team if you are concerned/passionate about the following:

  • Starting a community garden, Plant a Row for the Hungry, home gardening, etc.
  • Educating others about sustainable food and agriculture

Contact Sara Sterley at sarasterley@yahoo.com if you are interested in learning more about the Food team and cannot make it to the January meeting.

Our collective resource use is wreaking havoc on creation at all levels. Natural resources are a finite gift from God that should be used wisely and respectfully. You want to be on this team if you are concerned/passionate about the following:

  • Green energy
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Reducing energy use (at Grace and educating Grace people about how to reduce their household energy consumption)

Contact Mac Williams at mwilliams@inverde.net if you are interested in learning more about the Resource Use team and cannot make it to the January meeting.

Thanks so much for your passion for Creation Care. We look forward to seeing you at Thursday’s meeting!

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