Forming faithful stewards, caring for sacred waters

 


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SAVE SOME "GREEN"

We’ve heard that 2/3 of Baltimore congregations have NOT YET applied for your stormwater utility fee reduction! Please visit our Blue Water Congregations page for instructions how to get this done


 VIEW a new video from Clean Water Coalition

Faith Communities Caring for Creation by Reducing Polluted Runoff


Anne Arundel County, MD

RIVER WISE CONGREGATIONS

Capture runoff from your property and reduce river pollution. A new program offers places of worship professionally designed and installed storm water management improvements and train congregants to become Watershed Stewards. Check out the flyer and/or email Bonnie Sorak for more information.


Baltimore County, MD

Funds are available to assist congregations in removing impermeable surfaces (blacktop or concrete, etc.) to encourage infiltration of surface water rather than runoff.  Get the details


 

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What are You Thirsty for?

There is a saying that is Aboriginal Australian in origin and it reads: 

If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. 

But, if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. 

My liberation is bound up in yours, and yours in mine. We must work together to bring about God’s Kingdom – that is how our Creator intended it.  

We know God calls us to be Stewards of the Earth – we hear this in Genesis 1. We also know that God calls us to love one another – that the greatest commandment of all. But how do these two things intersect?

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A Climate for Runoff

Churches and Stormwater

Tend and Keep

Mourning for the Earth

Rev. Riverkeeper

Gathering

Faith and Environment

Learning What We Can from the Concepts of Sabbath

October 14, 2013

Camp Wright (Stevensville, Kent Island, Maryland)

All are welcome to gather as people of faith and anyone else interested in protecting and preserving creation.

This year’s theme “Faith and Environment: Learning What We Can from the Concepts of Sabbath” will explore how the theology of Sabbath informs our stewardship of the Earth.

Presentations from three different denominational perspectives will consider work and Sabbath and how these concepts connect to our experience of nature and our stewardship of it. The afternoon activities, including some outdoor time at Camp Wright, will focus on our practical response.

 

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St. Mary's Annapolis

St. Mary's Catholic Parish in Annapolis, Maryland was recently honored by the City of Annapolis in The Capital newspaper. They retrofitted a parking lot that drained polluted runoff into Spa Creek, and installed energy-efficient lighting systems in church buildings. By reposting the recent newspaper article posted in The Capital, we hope this inspires more congregations to see that anything is possible! Click here to read more about this exciting project. If you would like to speak to St. Mary's congregants about their efforts and learn from their experience, please contact jodi@interfaithchesapeake.org and she will put you in touch with them. Finally, this article from 2009 summarizes the project for which they were recently honored.

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring

Maryland Presbyterian Church