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Community

Our ministry at Alger Park includes our investment in the neighborhood and city where God has placed us. For us, this means caring for our neighbors and our neighborhood by promoting justice, assisting the under-privileged, and taking leadership in ecological matters.

 

Annual Community Picnic

Our Sunday, August 13 picnic was a success. More than 350 people came by. We hope you met someone new and can continue building relationships. It was more than just fun.  It was reminding ourselves that we're part of a wonderful neighborhood.

 

Plaster Creek Stewards

Plaster Creek Stewards is a collaboration of Calvin College faculty, staff, and students working with local schools, churches, and community partners to restore the health and beauty of the watershed. PCS at Alger seeks to provide both educational and service opportunities to our congregation and Alger’s neighbors. Watch the church announcements or sign for the dates for upcoming clean up events along the creek between Eastern and Madison Avenues. Contact Joel Betts at jtb22@students.calvin.edu or Don VandenBerg at don48van@gmail.com for more information.

 

The Church and Climate Change

You may have missed it, or you may just want to review what you heard at the adult education series, "The Church and Climate Change," presented last month. You can view, download, and share the materials from this location. Our thanks to Maria Van Dyken and our sound crew for recording the sessions.

 

Coming this fall.

Creation Care

Join a small group interested in caring for creation.  Possible groups include the following, perhaps in some combination:

  • Vegan cooking (supporting each other in this healthy lifestyle that also helps keep the planet healthy!).
  • Sustainable gardening (sharing gardening ideas perhaps some great locally grown meals!)
  • Carbon footprint reduction (sharing ideas on energy conservation, renewable energy generation, recycling, composting, etc.)

Join a Book Study

  • Perhaps "Plentitude" or "Caring for Creation"

Education Session October 15

  • Joel Betts on deforestation and climate change, with mention of ecological fasting and sustainable sourcing, and stories from his field work in Nicaragua.