We will promote care, respect and stewardship for God’s life-sustaining creation in all aspects of life in the St. Andrew’s community, specifically in our worship services, our educational programs, the care of our buildings and grounds and our service to local and global communities.
Blessing of the Animals Flyer
Calling All Garden Lovers
No green thumb necessary! We need your help to keep our gardens and campus beautiful. Please consider volunteering on a rotating schedule for the following opportunities:
1. Water our containers
2. Spring clean up of the gardens
3. Help weed, plant and maintain the Great Hall garden
4. Help maintain the rain garden
5. Help plant, weed, harvest community vegetable garden.
Please contact Cynthia Hammel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers Series Solutions to Global Climate Change
Dynamic presentations about global climate and environmental issues are held the third Wednesdays of the month, 7:30 p.m., at White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple St., Mahtomedi. The presentations are hosted by the WBUUC Global Climate Change Committee. They is free and all are welcome.
Wanted: Caregivers for God’s Creation
The Environmental StewardshipTeam has developed a Three-Year Plan with lots of goals to meet this year. We would love some new members. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in the Great Hall building. For more information contact Jim Malkowski 651-770-6742.
Please consider joining the St. Andrew's Environmental Stewardship Team. We have many activities under the theme of “Caring for Creation.” Here are a few that need your help to succeed:
Our worship team has presented a "Caring for Creation" Sunday. It included a special worship service, adult forum and other activities to emphasize our natural world and how we can better care for it.
Buildings & Grounds:
Assist our church staff by making sure that St. Andrew's does as much as possible with energy savings, reducing waste, and environmentally responsible landscaping. Activities include erosion control, native plantings, recycling, and energy efficient lighting.
Contribute to our quarterly newsletter and other congregational publications. Help organize nature camps and service projects to involve and educate our youth.
Mobilize each of us to personally pledge to do at least one thing every day/month/year to improve our care of creation.
Design, organize, and staff a St. Andrew's booth at the Mahtomedi Area "Rite of Spring" Earth Day Celebration. Arrange and organize a "Headliner" Event with a well known speaker to emphasize environmental issues.
Every 3rd Thursday
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Great Hall North Link or Room 6
The Environmental Stewardship Team (EST) meets the 3rd Thursdayof each month at 7:00 pm in the North Link of the Great Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend! The group shares current ideas and plans events for the church community. In order to confirm the Team meeting date and time, please contact 651-777-3803.
Environmental Stewardship Team History
Environmental Stewardship Team Members
- Jim Malkowski
- Mary Jackson
- Jeff Ledermann
- Mike Nevala
- Betsy Thorson
- Greg White
- Laurie Windisch
- Becky Siekmeier
- Mary Blanchard
- Dan Boudreau
- Sarah Breckenridge
- Cynthia Hammel
- Barbara Lambert