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Welcome to Faith and the Environment

People of Faith caring for our World

Faith and the Environment Ministry here at Faith United is an expression of our congregations' need to put into action the gratitude we feel for for this magnificent earth. The divine nature of our Creator bestows on all that is created as a sacred legacy. Collectively we commit our selves to the task of under-standing and preserving this legacy.

Interested in working toward a sustainable way of living on our home planet? Please contact the Church office (330)499-6040 and indicate you are interested in Faith and the Environment.

A Photo Prayer for Our Earth

Social Principals of the United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church believes God's love for the world is an active and engaged love, a love seeking justice and liberty. We cannot just be observers. So we care enough about people's lives to risk interpreting God's love, to take a stand, to call each of us into a response, no matter how controversial or complex. The church helps us think and act out a faith perspective, not just responding to all the other 'mind-makers-up' that exist in our society...

Taking an active stance in society is nothing new for followers of John Wesley. He set the example for us to combine personal and social piety. Ever since predecessor churches to United Methodism flourished in the United States, we have been known as a denomination involved with people's lives, with political and social struggles, having local to international mission implications. Such involvement is an expression of the personal change we experience in our baptism and conversion."

Excerpt from The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church 2016. Copyright © 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.

For the full text of Our Social Principles, click here.

Resources and Tips to help the Environment

Simple Tips for Cutting Down on Waste this Year
You can help preserve our environment by reducing how much you discard. Here are some easy practices:

  1. Go paperless by requesting digital information instead of mail.
  2. Start composting to convert food waste into energy instead of landfill.
  3. Ban Styrofoam in favor of your china or recyclable plastics.
  4. Bag-less is better; bring a bag with you when you shop.
  5. Cut down on “vampire energy” by unplugging your devices when you’re not using them.
  6. Opt for reusable products like glass, china, silverware, and cloth towels.
  7. Care for what you have . . . instead of constantly shopping for new products.
  8. Choose eco-conscious companies. Support companies that reduce packaging waste or use recycled material.
  9. Recycle your glass, plastic, and metal containers, and keep them clean, empty, and dry.

From the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District Dispatch
For more tips for cutting down waste visit 12 Cheap And Lazy Ways To Cut Down On Waste