|LOCAL CHURCH CONNECTION JOINS CITY OF DAVENPORT IN PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND NEIGHBORHOOD WELLNESS|
|News Releases - Stage & Theatre|
|Written by Jason Holtgrewe|
|Monday, 11 April 2011 15:13|
On April 17th, 2011, Connection goes green. In honor of Earth Day and in effort to promote the city of Davenport’s “Cleanup and Greenup” event, Connection’s Sunday Service will feature some exciting opportunities to participate in environmental stewardship.
Davenport City Arborist Chris Johnson will be speaking during the service, talking about the city’s “5 Hours, 1 Community, 501 Trees” campaign. On April 30 th, volunteers from all over the Quad Cities will gather with the goal of planting 501 trees in Davenport and cleaning up litter around the city. The event is called Cleanup and Greenup.
Building upon the momentum of Cleanup and Greenup, Connection will be introducing a new small group called Cultivation in early May. St. Ambrose student Liz Eckman will be leading the group and will be speaking during the service. Cultivation will meet bi-monthly, raising environmental awareness through watching documentaries and discussing articles; the group will also do “green” service projects around the Quad Cities.
Matt Temple, pastor of Connection, believes celebrating creation is a way to worship the Creator. “God loves what he has created, plain and simple,” says Matt. “We just want to do whatever we can to make the world a better place. Raising awareness of environmental issues and taking action in our community seems like a great place to start."
One way Connection will help its congregation take action at the April 17th Sunday Service will be through reusable grocery bags. During the service, bags will be handed out to those in attendance.
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