We believe that as stewards, we are called to be a caring people, living in harmony with the environment, respecting and honoring the gifts of God’s creation.
We are exploring ways that we can be in greater harmony with the earth — within our church, in our community, and beyond.
We strive to reduce energy use, particularly in our heating and lighting. Our heat pump operates on a programmable thermostat. We are shifting over to energy-efficient lighting where opportunities arise.
The potential for solar panels on our large south-facing roof has been evaluated and found to be very good. We are watching for grants, donations, and other opportunities for funding.
We look for opportunities for people to give rides to each other and carpool to church events.
We are exploring a major redesign in our landscaping, to enhance stormwater retention, contribute to summer cooling, and provide a meditative area as well as a safe and dry place for people to wait for their bus.
We have begun a "Pea Patch," offering a place for people in our community to raise their own produce.
We enthusiastically supported the establishment of a Farmers Market in Suquamish.
The Wider World
We use Grounds For Change coffee every Sunday. Grounds For Change is fair-trade, shade-grown coffee. If you use another brand, we encourage you to learn about its effects on people and the earth.
We hold fairs, such as our Holiday Faire, to encourage people to consider the global consequences of their holiday purchases. Every holiday season, we each have an opportunity to give the gift of a more sustainable world.
If you have other ideas, we would love to hear them!