As a congregation of the United Church of Christ, Bluegrass embraces the UCC's positions on environmental justice and supports the denomination's Environmental Ministries. Our congregation is in the process of being certified a UCC Creation Justice Church.
Your response to our straw collection and TerraCycling program was a huge success! Now we are ready to take the next step by bringing in our snack bags.
Just bring in your family-size snack bags, individual snack bags, and multipack snack bags and drop them in the box located in the fellowship hall. We will return them to TerraCycle® where they will be upcycled, recycled or repurposed into something fun and useful.
Please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover chips). Please note that we are only able to accept snack bags for chips, pretzels and things of that nature and not cookie or candy wrappers.
In an effort to reduce the use of paper in our worship services, our regular Sunday morning church bulletins are available online. We include the order of service, hymns, prayers, announcements and other important information on the electronic version along with clickable links to provide more information than a regular paper bulletin would provide. A QR code is posted around the church building to allow those with a smart phone to simply point their phone's camera a the code to pull up the bulletin on their screen.
The bulletin can be found on our website at bluegrasschurch.org/bulletin.
TerraCycle® works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers.
Today, TerraCycle® is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle is widely considered the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable, post-consumer waste.
Arcadia Power is a free service that connects you to clean energy and helps you spend less on your power bills. They aren’t a utility and they don’t replace your utility, they are simply your connection to clean energy and savings.
Arcadia monitors your energy usage and prices alongside the market to find you lower rates and match 50% of your usage with clean energy from wind farms. They are continuously working to save you money with lower rates while making sure your monthly energy usage supports clean energy. All at no cost to you.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth's ecosystems can regenerate in that year. Over the past 20 years, it has moved up two months, this year to July 29, the earliest ever. This means that humanity is currently using nature 1.75 times faster than our planet's ecosystems can regenerate, equivalent to 1.75 earths. Humanity first saw an ecological deficit in the early 1970s. Overshoot is possible because we are depleting our natural capital, compromising the planet's future regenerative capacity.
As COVID-19 infection rates continue to drop in Lexington and Fayette County, we are excited to begin in-person worship again! We look forward to having a full house in the coming weeks, but because we still need to practice social distancing, we will need to limit the number of attendees for now. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to reserve your spot. Whether you join us in-person or online, we're excited about worshipping with you!