Eco Ministry

Chairperson – Deb Felton

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:

  • Recycling

    IMG_1212Paper (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.

  • Road Clean-up

    Road-Cleanup-Reformation-SignAt 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.

  • ECO Tips

    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

    nov2011conowingodamEvents 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.

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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.

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Eco Ministry Blog

ECO Tips for Winter Weather - Close the recycling loop. Many articles of clothing, such as jackets, scarves, gloves, and boots, are now made from recycled materials. Most fleece products are made from recycled plastic soda bottles, and certain clothing and shoe manufacturers use recycled cotton …

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors! - You’re invited to join the Eco Ministry for a trip to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The refuge, established in 1972, is America’s first urban wildlife refuge.  Its purpose is to preserve, restore, and …

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Eco Movie Night - Join the Eco Ministry Team for a movie night and snacks on Friday, October 27, at 7:00 pm. The movie, Seeds of Change, will focus on seed banks. All are welcome!
Hike and Bible Study: September 30 - The Eco-Ministry Team is hosting a Bible Study and Hike with Pastor Alina on Saturday, September 30. This is an opportunity to explore God’s word and creation together! We will gather in the church parking lot at 9:45 am and …

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August 2017 Eco Blog - ECO-FRIENDLY BACK-TO-SCHOOL IDEAS Eco-Tip Reduce Waste Choose refillable pencils and pens Use paper with high post-consumer recycled content Purchase binders made out of recycled materials Reuse Discard used pages from old notebooks and reuse Reuse and repair backpacks instead of …

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