In June 2019, First Christian Wilson took steps to officially become a Green Chalice Congregation, joining with other Disciples’ churches who are celebrating God's creation and adopting practices to faithfully care for the earth.
After forming a small group and having completed several preliminary steps for recognition, including signing the Green Chalice Covenant at the June board meeting, we chose three changes to put our commitment into actions.
The three actions chosen for change were:
1. Enhance recycling capabilities by adding containers to locations within meeting areas around the building..
2. Investigate ways for having greener food and fellowship including dinners where congregants bring their own dinnerware.
3. Purchase 100% compostable grocery bags with our church name, website and slogan, "think green, live green".
As Disciples of Christ, we see an inherent connection between the faith we affirm and our call to be stewards of the natural resources God has bestowed upon us.
Because of this, we are committed to the cause of practicing and educating ourselves and our community about how to live in harmony with the earth, reducing our carbon footprint, and doing everything in our power to preserve the earth's resources for generations to come.
Living into being a Green Chalice Congregation is ongoing and can take many different directions. Focusing on our actions for change has helped keep us directed.
As children of God and followers of Christ Jesus, we covenant to Worship God with all creation and pray for the healing of the earth.
Study the climate crisis and engage others in climate solutions. Repent and forgive for the harm we have inflicted on the earth that sustains life.
Advocate for eco-justice public policies and witness by living sustainable lifestyles.
Rest in God’s good creation and invite others to delight in nature.
Join with other Disciples and sign the Green Chalice Covenant here!
9/11/19 | Green Chalice Dinner
On September 11, join us for dinner at 5:30PM followed by a program at 6PM. This is an Earth friendly dinner where we share SO many of the things that First Christian is doing to combat climate change. Here we will share things we are doing specifically here at FCC Wilson to minimize our output of anything at all. Members who also feel passionately about this subject will have a chance to sign the Green Chalice covenant at part of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ!
Dinner is at 5:30PM Program is at 6PM Child care is provided!
#FCCWILSONNC A Disciples of Christ Congregation located in Eastern North Carolina
207 Tarboro Street North | Wilson, NC Corner of Vance & Tarboro Streets 252-237-4125