A Community of Faith in the Jupiter, Tequesta and Hobe Sound Area
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
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Earth Stewardship Sunday Picnic
Thanks to everyone who helped with and came to our our Earth Stewardship Sunday Parish Picnic, held on Sunday, April 24! We had about 100 people attend the event and the weather was great. We had a 'green' Scavenger Hunt, Sun Print craft, solar cooker hot dogs and grilled burgers. The array of side dishes was fantastic. Live bluegrass music by Chick & Geezers was a nice addition to the picnic. Please take a moment to look at a few photos from the event!
Green Spirits Earth Stewardship
We had a GREAT turtle walk experience on Monday, June 20. There was a full moon on the summer solstice and we were able to witness a lovely loggerhead turtle emerge from the ocean and nest just after dark. Thank you to the dedicated staff and volunteers of MacArthur Beach State Park for coordinating this wonderful opportunity.
This is the time of year on our beaches when female Loggerhead turtles drag themselves out of the surf, dig a hole on the beach and lay about 100 eggs in a nest before swimming off into the darkness. A couple of months later, hatchlings will emerge from the sand and scramble to the ocean to begin their epic 8,000 mile journey around the Atlantic basin. Six to twelve years later, those female turtles will return to the same beach to make their own nest. We are blessed to have this miracle of life in our own backyard. We hope you will experience it this summer.
Green Spirits Turtle Walk
Green Spirits is an active group here at Good Shepherd. We celebrate creation through service opportunities and various events.
The purpose of our Earth Stewardship Ministry is this:
We, the Green Spirits of Good Shepherd, are called to be faithful stewards of God's gift of CREATION, to proclaim its beauty and goodness by word and deed, here at Church of the Good Shepherd and in our daily lives at home, at work and in the community.
Some of our past events have included Educational Programs, Field Trips, Hikes, Interpretive programs, recycle facility tours, boating, green technology presentations, beach clean-ups and more!
Each year, in honor of Earth Day, we celebrate Earth Stewardship Sunday with a special service, and event or outing and we present our activities schedule for the coming months. if you have an idea for an event that promotes the mission of Good Shepherd Green Spirits, please let us know. We would love to hear from you!
Earth Stewardship Sunday Bulletin Covers
Cover Art: Merike Seely (c) 2014-2016
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"We Have A Place For You."
Some photos from past events...