Along with our Soul Matters Theme, Holding History, November 2021 is Metal Month.  What’s  Metal Month?  It’s our playful way of linking together some activities that will help the earth, lift our spirits and support our church.   

Saturday, November 6th – 8:00 am to 12 noon – Scrap Metal & Household Fabric Collection Fund-Raiser Bring your scrap metal, clothing and household linens to the church parking lot on Saturday, November 6 from 8 am to noon.This event is co-sponsored by Earth Ministry and the Stewardship Team.  Metal and textiles are resources too good to landfill.  Invite your neighbors to bring items, too – or collect theirs and bring them with you! 

Sunday, November 21st – 10 am – Change for Change Day  Bring your penny jar, coin cup or change-collecting tray from home to the worship service and contribute your coins to help offset the cost of the multi-platform technology that makes online worship and meetings possible!  

Sunday, November 21st – 10 am – Metal Music Sunday  Come to worship and hear Kaleidoscope, our amazing worship band, play some great music for the service! 

 

MORE ABOUT THE RECYCLING DRIVE

Volunteers are needed to help with the Recycling Drive Sign Up Here.  NOTE:  Please do not drop items off before or after the drive.

Save your scrap metal, clothing and household linens, and bring them to the church parking lot on Saturday, November 6 from 8 am to noon. The list of acceptable METAL items is HEREand you can learn more about the metal recycling process here.

If you are unable to bring your metal to church on November 6th, please take it to your local metal recycler and bring your earning to our upcoming “Change for Change” service on Sunday, November 21st.

 

Textiles to Recycle – Must be clean and dry.  Please bring in plastic bags.

CLOTHING — NOTE: Wearable items are best, but clothing with small tears or light staining is acceptable.

Shirts, Blouses, Suits
Skirts, Pants, Shorts, Dresses
Jackets, Coats
T-shirts and athletic clothing
Underwear, Bras, Slips, Pajamas
Paired Socks

HOUSEHOLD TEXTILES — NOTE: NO rugs or pillows (pillow fill cannot be recycled)

Sheets, Bedspreads, Blankets
Curtains, Drapes
Towels, Washcloths, Dish Towels

More about textile recycling:  An estimated 100 billion garments are produced annually, worldwide.  According to the EPA, around 17 million tons of textiles went to landfills in 2018 alone, accounting for approximately 6% of solid waste.  Once in landfills, natural fibers can take years to decompose and may release methane and CO2 gas into the atmosphere. Synthetic textiles do not decompose, and in the landfill, they can release toxic substances into groundwater and surrounding soil. Learn more here.

For more information, contact Vicki Banville, Church Administrator