A Green Church Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Fairly difficult to swallow words that carry the implications of "stewardship" far more reaching than a strictly financial aspect. We are told in the Bible that God is creator, owner and ruler; we seek to care for creation in the way that God calls for, which means: caring for what God has made. Humans are not independent actors with regard to creation, because creation is God’s revelation and because of its inherent value and goodness being created by God. We interact with creation in a way that preserves its capacity to reveal God, restores and rehabilitates those parts of creation that have been misused, and stands against uses of creation that destroy its revelatory role. Often times that comes at a far higher cost financially than we had hoped or desired, but in the end – just as the earth's is God's and all that is in it – so are any and all financial resources we have.
MBC has recycling stations through out the church, limited paper products, we use only recycled paper for bulletins AND we have taken a huge leap of faith and are installing an environmentally-friendly pellet system. The system is a significant increase in cost compared to what we would have had if we had replaced our failed system with two gas boilers or one oil boiler, but in understanding stewardship to be about ALL of God's resources. We also take seriously the need to preserve the past while focusing on the future.
If you are interested in donating to the pellet system, please see the link below for a way to donate to the project. (Link coming soon)
Thank you to all who have donated thus far!