Sandy Springs Christian Church is a Green Chalice Church!
We care for the environment, and believe that we have a responsibility to care for God’s creation. We do this by promoting the use of reusable and compostable dishes, keeping a community garden, a robust general and clothing recycling program, and many other initiatives that show our commitment to caring for the Earth.
To find out more about the Green Chalice Program, you can visit the initiative’s website by clicking here.
The Green Chalice Covenant adopted at Sandy Springs Christian Church:
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 ecojustice public policies and witness by living sustainable lifestyles.
Rest in God’s good creation and invite others to delight in nature.
Sandy Springs Christian Church received Green Chalice designation a couple of years ago. While Rev. Bryce Bowers was our Student Intern, he brought our congregation into compliance with Disciples Home Missions and the Green Chalice standards. We do an excellent job of recycling Sunday bulletins as we leave the sanctuary. Using ceramic coffee mugs also helps us avoid filling the landfill.
For other recyclables, we have a large blue cart near the upstairs elevator for office paper, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, etc. Please endeavor to put our recyclables in that recycling container instead of one of our many trash cans. Also, the Community Assistance Center (CAC) is still in need of our clean plastic and paper bags – such you would get from the grocery store, and/or other retailers. The grocery bags are used in the Food Pantry and the larger bags are needed in the Boutique. Bags may be left in the kitchenette upstairs. Egg cartons are also needed at the CAC Food Pantry. They may also be left in the kitchenette.
ALSO YOU CAN…
- Register with smile.amazon.com and Kroger and choose SSCC as your designated organization. Every time you shop, SSCC will get a percentage donated back.
- Bring aluminum can tabs to church for Ronald McDonald House Charities.