Oaklette UMC is gloriously recognized as a God’s partner in Caring for Creation on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River!
On Thursday January 25, 2018 Oaklette received the Elizabeth River Project’s River Star Business (Achievement Level) Award!
Oaklette is in the Elizabeth River Watershed, on the Indian River. Confronted with standing water in front of the church after rain, Oaklette used memorial gifts and partnered with the Elizabeth River Project and Friends of the Indian River to develop a new rain garden. They were able to receive some matching grants from the Elizabeth River Project. That means less runoff to the nearby Indian River off the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth. They are caring for God’s Creation on the land entrusted to them as a worship place and making their grounds more inviting to guests and visitors.
In additional Stewardship, new energy efficiency efforts are saving the congregation $12,000 per year through more efficient heating and air conditioning, LED lighting, and motion sensors to turn lights on and off.
Being known in the community for mission, and having more resources to devote to outreach! To God be the Glory!
This Glory Sighting was contributed by Rev. Ellen Comstock. To find out more about being involved in Creation Care and the Elizabeth River Project, please contact Earthkeeper Rev. Ellen Comstock at firstname.lastname@example.org
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