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Biblical"In the beginning, God created heaven and the earth, and God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good." Genesis 1:1 and 32.
"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof." Psalm 24:1
"Then Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, He told His disciples, 'Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be wasted.' So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets." John 6:11-13.
Denominational 1990 Presbyterian resolution Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice "...Therefore, God calls the Presbyterian Church (USA) to response to the cry of creation, not only for reasons of prudence or survival, but because the endangered planet is God's creation."
Book of Order, G-3.0101 "God created the heavens and the earth and made human beings in God's image, charging them to care for all that lives."
Book of Confessions - A Brief Statement of Faith - PC (USA)
We "exploit neighbors and nature, and threaten death of the planet entrusted to our care. We deserve God's condemnation. Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation."
CongregationalIn January of 2005, our church conducted a L.I.F.T. program focusing on the interconnection between theology and ecology. At the conclusion of this program, one of our Associate Pastors was inspired to form a task force entitled Caring for Creation. This group continues to explore the ways each one of us, individually, and all of us together, can SHAMAR our earthly home.
Some of the interconnected branches that have grown from our Committee are:Service projects with Liberty Prairie ConservancyService projects with our Church sponsored Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops.Working in conjunction with Waste Management on recycling.