First Presbyterian Church Omaha
April Mission Focus –
Keep Omaha Beautiful
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it. Ps 24:1
O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Ps 96:1 & 11-12
In 2016 First Presbyterian Church adopted Turner Park in a partnership with Keep Omaha Beautiful. Since then we have cleaned numerous loads of trash from the park. Troop 31 cleaned a long stretch of trail between Turner Park and Hanscom Park.
Even with our efforts, trash continues to choke the area. A recent FPC Bible study covered Psalm 96 and the question was posed, “How can we help nature praise the Lord”? One answer is that when we see the flowers of the field and trees of the forest clogged with litter we can increase our efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We can also go out and clear our misplaced waste so that nature is able to break out in full song!
The Church, Community, and Global Mission Committee (CCGM) is looking to expand our clean-up efforts. We are working with KOB to organize a larger area clean-up on the Sunday after Earth Day; the dream is to claim this as Creation Day. Look for more information in future bulletins and e-Mannas.
If you are interested in joining the cleaning activities, contact David McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend the organized clean-ups, please consider getting out whenever and wherever you can to be a good steward and help the forest sing for joy!
Help us discover how we can best meet the congregation’s hope, needs and desires primarily concerning worship, but also in other ministries. Attached is a link to take you to a survey that will be available until April 26th. We are interested in hearing your opinion through this survey. Please visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSRPZSJ to fill out the survey. Thank you!