About Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
As a Spiritual Community, The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Is:
Ministry Highlight: Where Creation Care Meets Housing Those in Need
Our Creation Care Committee hosts and engages in community action, including lobbying at the local, state, and national levels. Pastor Dean and the the Creation Care Committee reached out to the other churches in our "Deanery" (area Episcopal churches) to form a Creation Care Task Force to pull together our collective insights and resources, and they meet regularly.
Our Building and Grounds Committee doubles as our "Green Team" and works in concert with Creation Care's values. We recently installed air-source heat pumps and solar panels, reducing both our carbon footprint and our energy bills. We carry our environmental stewardship focus to our five acres of land, where we are removing invasive species and planting native trees and plants. We have also been making footpaths through our woods, so that children and adults alike can appreciate the land.
We own an adjacent house that had been used as a contemplative space, but that ministry moved online. We are exploring a new use for it that will involve housing disenfranchised people. The house needs some updating before people can move in, and our Building and Grounds is starting "green remodeling." In this project we will have a marriage of missions/ministries.