The Green Team
For the beauty of the earth, for the splendor of the skies,
For the love which from our birth over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to you we raise this, our hymn of grateful praise.
When you live in a place of such natural beauty as we do – surrounded by the pine trees, the marsh at our back door, and the ocean lapping up against our shoreline – it’s easy to sing this familiar hymn in praise of the God of creation. But praising God isn’t enough. Blue Point Church is focusing on ways to become better stewards of God's creation! It began when Riley Flannery, a freshman at Scarborough High School and a member of our church, worked with Rev. Marcia to create the Green Team – a project for which she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award (see Riley’s article below). Through Riley’s initiative the church has already
- worked with Eco Maine to promote recycling at the church and for people to do so at home – more than a dozen blue recycling bins have been distributed!
- converted back to using our flatware for our own use and for our public meals – NO MORE PLASTIC forks, knives, and spoons.
- just received (from Riley’s family) a “Hot Frog” compost tumbler – the church will start composting food waste, coffee grounds, grass clippings, etc. The children of the Sunday School will be our “official” spinners.
- and thanks to generous gifts from two church families, has installed new LED lights in the sanctuary.
- Our goal for the coming year will be to come to a deeper spirituality of caring for the earth. The green team will continue to look for ways to be faithful stewards of God gift to us.
The Hot Frog is an easy to use compost machine. To compost, all you have to do open the cover of the Hot Frog and put whatever you want to compost inside. Then, close the cover. A few times a week the Hot Frog is turned to create the compost. The Hot Frog is very easy to turn, it sits on a base which it turns on, and the The Hot Frog is in a shape which makes it easy to turn the Hot Frog. The compost made by the Hot Frog is used to grow tomatoes next to the Church. By composting, the church is becoming greener, step by step. -Riley Flannery