SAINT MARK UMC

2024 ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP CHALLENGE 

CLIMATE . FOOD . CLEAN WATER . SUSTAINABILITY

Join together with the rest of the Saint Mark congregation to see what positive impacts we, by working together as a team, can have on the environment! By joining with us in this effort, you might save some $s along the way, as well as have a chance to enter a prize drawing. And the largest reward will be knowing that by making a few small changes, you are helping to care for our environment so that it stays vibrant and beautiful for our children and their children. 

Over the course of 2024, we will spend each calendar quarter focused on one of these areas: Climate, Food, Clean Water, and Sustainability. 

While an individual or family may alone have a small impact, we are hopeful that by leveraging the strength of our congregation as a whole, together we will create an even larger impact.

The Saint Mark Church & Society Team hopes that you will join us in the 2024 Environmental Stewardship Challenge!

FIRST QUARTER (JAN - MAR 2024) Focus on CLIMATE

God saw everything that God had made and indeed, it was very good. (Genesis 1:10)

All creation is the Lord's and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God's creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings. (Social Principles 160)

Lower you impact and find ways to reduce your carbon footprint. 

  • Choose modes of transportation that reduce or eliminate fossil fuel consumption.
  • Consume local and seasonal food products that are cultivated in more sustainable ways.
  • Conserve energy: turn off the lights, reduce air conditioner use, and investigate using "green energy" alternatives such as wind or solar.
  • Connect with other United Methodists who are committing to a just and equitable transition to net zero emissions.

Watch the Heart Beat each week for more ideas and ways you can take ACTION!

Questions? Contact these members of the Environmental Stewardship Task Force: 

 

Gary Gaulin

Cheryl Stevens