Peace & Justice Committee

Jun 27th, 2015

Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor

“I exhort everyone to see the world through the eyes of God the Creator: the earth is an environment to be safeguarded, a garden to be cultivated.” ~Pope Francis

Stewardship Tip

It isn’t easy being green...but we do a great job of it at Annunciation Church and School.  We are excited to feature the Pope’s Encyclical on the environment in this summer’s “Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor” future spots.  But before we do, let’s take a look at all we are already doing in our Parish to help the environment. 

Even before we knew what the word meant, the Parish has been “Recycling Since 1947” with its annual Rummage Sale.  Volunteers just recently completed another successful Rummage Sale at the School, not only saving our incinerator and landfills from waste, but also serving those in our community by providing affordable products and clothing for all.  We can also be very proud of our School for using reusable trays for lunch, and for being the leaders of us all on composting and recycling. 

Our Church and School both host events, such as SeptemberFest and Auction that aim to be Zero Waste events, using only reusable, recyclable, and compostable items as much as possible, and by trying to serve sustainable foods.  Even many of our institutional lights are on motion sensors, thus saving energy. 

This only skims the surface of all we do, and we can be thankful that our Green Team championed many of these ideas.  But we really want to thank all of the volunteers, staff, and parishioners like YOU that actually make these things happen every single day of the year. 

THANK YOU! 

Peace & Justice Committee