Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Not Bored At All

Summer is no time to sit around. It is a great time for relaxing and resting - but by the middle of the summer (and we are just past that marking point) kids complain that they are bored.
Well, no one complained of that today as 15 of us jumped into serving God and neighbor.
After reviewing Genesis 1, we discussed how we might care for the world in our own backyard. Kim led the group to decide on local projects that we could start right away. Cleaning up the road, planting flowers, cleaning up our flower beds at church and decorating rain barrels was just the start.

The Earth is the Lord's and everything in it. Psalm 24: 1

 The kids even came up with ideas on how to re-use items they found in the church. An old ribbon was added to a mason jar to make a planter. Plastic planters were turned into a much nicer looking ash tray for outside the church hall. Recycling, repurposing and reducing our impact on the earth was a great way to care for God's creation.

On our road clean up, we found wild blackberries at the end of Olivet Road. They aren't all completely ripe yet, so keep your eyes out for them when you are taking a walk.

Glad to say that we hardly found ANY trash on Olivet after the bridge - our neighborhood really cares and keeps the environment clean. What a blessed place.

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