ECO Ministry oversees the programs for Church Recycling and provides education regarding the care of God’s creation, encouraging all to be good stewards of the Earth.
Opportunities to serve & programs include:
Paper (no cardboard) can be deposited in the two large yellow and green containers in our parking lot. All other items such as eyeglasses, ink and toner cartridges, and cell phones may be deposited in marked containers at the bottom of the main staircase.
At least twice each year, volunteers from the congregation spend a few hours on a weekend day to clean up Rose Tree Road. Watch the church bulletin or the calendar for the dates!
ECO Sunday Event
Each year in April, a special topic of ecological/environmental interest is offered at a Sunday Adult Forum with presentations, displays, and hands-on activities.
Share tips for an eco-friendly life in the weekly Sunday worship Bulletin.
Movie Night & Pot Luck Dinner
A movie of ecological/environmental interest is presented as a fellowship event. Attendees bring a covered dish to share.
ECO Field Trips
Events in the past have included Eagle Nest watching at the Conowingo Dam, Nature Preserve Hikes in the Heinz Preserve and other one day destinations focused on Nature walks.
Look for Eco Ministry’s Bulletin Board and Recycling Center at the bottom of the main stairwell and the recycled bench they donated outside the main entrance.
In 2010, following a major renovation project, Reformation Lutheran church received the ENERGY STAR certification. This distinction recognizes buildings nationwide that use less energy and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar facilities. Reformation is pleased to demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship. Learn more here.
Nature Hike at Heinz Refuge - Cancelled due to Government Shut-Down. We will try to reschedule ASAP. The Eco Committee’s nature hike to the Heinz Refuge will be Saturday, January 12. We will meet at the church at 9:00 am and proceed to the refuge and …
Fall Eco Movie Night - Please join us on Friday, November 2, for our annual Fall Eco Movie Night and Potluck Supper. Supper starts at 6:30 and the movie at 7. Our featured attractions are three eco-related TED Talks, each of which will be followed …
Oct 2018 Eco Tip - Ten surprising things that can be recycled will be reviewed one per month. This month: Aluminum Foil. Aluminum foil can be recycled easily. Unfortunately we throw away enough aluminum foil to build a fleet of aircraft. Many cities recycle aluminum …
Oct. 2018 Pastor’s Blog - But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. …
Summer ECO Tips - Simple changes to save energy in the summer months: Try to do all your energy-heavy chores during off-peak hours. If you do laundry, dishes, vacuuming, cooking, etc. at night, you will lower your energy bill and help prevent your home …