Environmental Justice Team

Mission Statement of the Environmental Justice Team:

 

The Environmental Justice Team, understanding the urgent necessity to act to improve our stewardship of God’s creation, works with each other and others to identify areas of environmental concern, and to promote sustainable and responsive environmental practices in our church, our community and the world through collective and personal advocacy and action…..

Covenant of the Environmental Justice Team:

 

We, The First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, seek collectively and individually

  • To care and protect all of god’s creation and seek justice for all

  • To commit ourselves to talk about all of God’s creation

  • To engage in critical thinking about race, gender, class and inequality

  • To become a “green “ Congregation and become part of a greater community to change the world

Goals of the Environmental Justice Team for 2021:

  1. Resume work on completing the conditions to become a designated UCC Creation Justice Church working with other teams to fulfil the requirements.

  2. Continue to evaluate and “green” our church building and premises, and address the deficits.

  3. Keep the congregation informed as to the actions of our local, state and federal governments.  Encourage members to communicate  with our legislators  regarding environmental issues.

  4. Work to encourage our congregation and individual members to invest any endowments into green and socially responsible companies,  only using companies who themselves lend  and invest in green companies.

  5.  Investigate the dangers and uses of plastics.  Educate our congregation regarding the same.

  6. Provide a short weekly info column in the e-blast offering environmental tips, action items, or concerns.

  7. Collude and co-sponsor with other groups, forums,  speakers, or activities promoting environmental justice and the care of the earth.

If you are interested in joining the Environmental Justice Team, please send an email to office@firstchurchlongmeadow.org or call our church office at 413-567-6287.

Embraced by the love of God in Christ, our mission is to love and serve our world. We seek to grow in Christ’s family through our journey inward towards faith and knowledge outward, toward love and justice, always rooted and nurtured in worship.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

CONTACT >

T: 413-567-6287

A: 763 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA 01106

E: office@firstchurchlongmeadow.org

© 2023 by Make A Change.
Proudly created with Wix.com