Earth Stewardship Covenant
We, the members of Friends Congregational Church, understand that we are part of God's Creation. As human beings, we see God's charge of our dominion over the whole of Creation as a call to stewardship that is founded on nurture and care. As people made in the image of our Creator, we affirm that we are God's co-creators on this gift of the earth, and that we have a shared mission to respect and maintain the inherent value of the natural world.
We acknowledge the living interconnection of all creatures, and we believe that caring for our neighbors and caring for ourselves is to care for our environment.
We commit to raising awareness of our impacts on creatures, species, ecosystems, and, indeed, the earth itself. In the face of global challenges, we strive toward harmony and peace. In all of our decisions, large and small, we shall be mindful of God's vast creation.
** Adopted at Congregational Meeting June 22, 2008 **
Our Stewardship in Action