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.

IMG_2175Eco Recycling CenterEco - Recycled Bench

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.

photo

Eco Ministry Blog

Eco-Ministry Earth Day Program - This year, our Eco Sunday event will feature a guest speaker. Dr. Chara Armon is an Assistant Professor and Lawrence C. Gallen Fellow in the Humanities at Villanova University. She describes herself as a “teacher, writer, scholar, mother, wife, and …

Read more

March Eco Tip - Eco Tip According to the Environmental Protection Agency, air inside the average home is two to five times more polluted than the air outside, during the winter months largely due to toxic household cleaners. To help keep your inside air …

Read more

Spring Road Clean Up - Spring Road Clean-Up – Saturday, March 17, beginning at 10:00 am. Meet at the church to get our supplies and then clean up Rose Tree Road. Contact Deb Felton (dlf1957@verizon.net) with any questions.
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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

A congregation of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

ELCAInterfaith CenterFair Trade Campaign

© 2018 Reformation Lutheran Church