We’re Turning Green(er)
…Come & Find out How
This Earth Day Sabbath, April 25, Desert Skies is holding a Festival of God’s Creation & All-Church Service Project. Come to worship together in casual work clothing, masked & socially distanced at 10am, either in-person at the Houghton or Vail Campus, or online. Join in our all-church family picnic (BYOP)* & service projects from 11am – 3pm; stay as long as you like!
We celebrate these areas of Desert Skies that have greened our campus & learn more about them: the longstanding Flea Market and how it coordinates with Care Portal, providing for our Tucson neighbors in need; our vital shaded patios, so essential to our desert life; the peaceful Memorial Garden with options in loved ones’ memories. Come learn about the most recent Eagle Scout water basin project, beautifying tourdesert landscape. There will be tables to peruse, with products and projects conducive to a Zero Waste home. Pick up your free DSUMC tote bag!
Crafts, games and activities are happening for kids ages 3-18 from 12:45 – 2:45pm while adults can choose any one of several beautification projects on our campus. Kids can choose from paper folding to rock painting for our grounds, to potting herbs, to shaping salt clay, as well as playing Earth ball games.
The following Saturday May 1st, from 7-10am, bring your work gloves and tools for the massive tree planting (30!!) at Mica Mountain High School, the Desert Skies Vail campus, We will be working alongside members of the Vail Rotary Club, Mica Mountain & Cienega High School students. Join us for a fantastic Earth celebration work party!
At Desert Skies UMC, stewardship of the earth has been an important part of our congregational vision. As guided by UMC Social Principles, they are the blueprint for participating in God’s renewal of all creation. Join us as we continue in this effort!