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Creation Care Ministry Events

Go Green!!!               

God created us—people—in God’s image and dedicated us to keep watch over, to guard, to protect, and to have charge of planet earth, God’s good creation. We re-imagine our discipleship journey to do that!


Serve God with us by participating in these annual and on-going creation-respecting events.

Apr 20 (Sat)—12th Annual Electronics and Appliances Recycling Drive, 8:30-11:30 a.m./SUMC Parking Lot

  • Collect all kinds of electronics, appliances, rechargeable battery packs, small batteries, cords, CDs/DVDs, and pristine EPS foam packaging blocks and coolers. Meredith Recycling, Montrose, Mo., picks up most items; we deliver some items to Computer Recycling Center in Springfield and Foam Fabricators in El Dorado Springs. Check this space again for the detailed list of items Meredith Recycling will accept this year, and recycling fees.

Ongoing—Maintain “green” church and church kitchen practices

  • SUMC, Proud to be “Styrofoam Free!”

  • With a goal of low-waste (ideally zero-waste) SUMC meals, prioritize serving eat-in meals on our re-usable plates, bowls, glasses, cups, silverware

  • Serve carry-out meals in Eco-friendly disposable, compostable clamshells made from renewable wheat straw fiber or sugarcane bagasse; no PFAS added. Vender:

  • Wash Sunday morning fellowship coffee cups and water glasses

  • Collect and compost food waste, including coffee grounds

  • Turn lights off when not in use

  • Replacing light bulbs with LEDs

  • Collect and recycle or reuse

    • Clean, untorn single-use plastic bags

    • SUMC-generated paper, paper board, and corrugated cardboard

    • SUMC-generated aluminum pans and foil

    • Capped-pill bottles (all sizes)

    • Bread wire twist-ties

    • Printer ink/toner cartridges (all sizes)

    • Aluminum cans

    • Christmas lights (collect December-January)


Ongoing—Pollinator Victory Garden on south church grounds in-progress


Ongoing—Facilitate recycling beverage bottles and cans by loaning our portable recycling units for community events. Call the church office at (417) 276-4717.

We welcome new creation care ideas, projects, and events that help us change our way of being in the world.

Learn more about Creation Care Ministry Here.

Creation Care Ministry Leader: Cheryl Y. Marcum, commissioned United Methodist EarthKeeper || (417) 955-2885 (m)

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