Pearl Faith

PEARL FAITH

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Please JOIN US in the
Pearl Faith Community

It takes a community to restore and protect our waterways. We know how blessed we are to live in this beautiful place. Water is a large part of our daily enjoyment, recreation, local food, and even our livelihoods. We all want to do our part to restore the health of our sacred waters and protect them for future generations to enjoy. One of Lynnhaven River NOW’s goals is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of these gifts. Take the pledge now and become part of the Pearl Faith Community. We will provide you with advice and assistance, help you with community resources, and inspire you with a beautiful banner for your sanctuary or meeting space.
Simple Acts of Stewardship
All faiths are welcome, and it is free to become part of the Pearl Faith Community. All we ask is that within a year your congregation will complete the following:

  • Make a difference inside your buildings.
    Examples include installing occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, sealing ductwork, recycling at events, greening your coffee hour by purchasing reusable or biodegradable products
  • Make a difference outside your grounds.
    Examples include replacing turf grass with mulched beds and native plants, reducing pesticides and fertilizer, resurfacing parking lot areas with permeable pavers, installing rain barrels and rain gardens to reduce storm water runoff.
  • Make a difference with an educational activity
    Examples include inviting Lynnhaven River NOW to give a presentation before or after services, host a Day of Service for the community and include area environmental organizations, host a lecture or film series on relevant topics, host educational activities for day school or Sunday school students.

Become a part of the Pearl Faith Community
Please take a moment to fill out the information by clicking: Pearl Faith Application 

To contact us for more information call our office at 757-962-5398 or email Penny@lrnow.org
Be sure to update us with the list of activities you are working on and we will post photos of your progress on our social media.

With simple acts of stewardship-small changes can make a big difference.

 

Please join us in the Pearl Faith Community

Pearl Faith Members

Visit these Pearl Faith Community Members to see what exciting things they are doing to be good stewards of the Lynnhaven River!

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Episcopal

Bayside Christian Church, United Church of Christ

Church of Holy Family, Catholic

Community United Methodist Church, Methodist

Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists , Unitarian

Eastern Shore Chapel, Episcopal

First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, Presbyterian

Friends Meeting , Quaker

Lynnhaven Colony Congregation, United Church of Christ

Ohef Sholom Temple, Reform Jewish

Old Donation Episcopal Church, Episcopal

You can download the Pearl Faith flyer here, or find more helpful resources here.

To become a member of our Pearl Faith Community contact Penny Moulis at Penny@lrnow.org , call our office at 757.962.5398

CONTACT US

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Lynnhaven River Now

Program Office:
Brock Environment Center
3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

Administrative and Pearl School Offices:
1608 Pleasure House Road
Suites 108 and 109
Virginia Beach, Va 23455

EVENTS CALENDAR

December 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Party

December 2, 2018
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Brock Environmental Center Oyster Room 3pm-5pm

Volunteer Training-Sustainable Yard Program

December 10, 2018
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Workshops

Help us as we begin our 2nd year of taking Pearl Homes to the next level! We are holding a training session for select volunteers to help implement our Pearl Homes Sustainable Yard Program, Monday, December 10th at the Brock Environmental Center. Training will run from 5-7pm, and include pizza and drinks.



Following trainingvolunteers who agree to participate in the program will commit to completing at least 5 on-site homeowner assessments in 2019. Each assessment should take no longer than 30 minutes, and will assess whether the residence is an appropriate site for either a rain barrel or soil test/Pearl Lawn Plan. In return volunteers will receive t-shirt, all necessary tools and information for site visit, and training. (If eligible,volunteers may also participate in the Sustainable Yard Program.)




 Email trista@lrnow.org to register. We hope to see you there!

http://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/pearl-home-sustainable-yard-program/


HOW YOU CAN HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

MAKE A DONATION

You can help restore the legendary Lynnhaven. Get involved with Lynnhaven River NOW today,
Or consider a donation through our online store.

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PEARL HOMES

PEARL HOMES are places where people care about our environment and want to do what they can to l help protect our resources.

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PEARL SCHOOLS

Lynnhaven River NOW recognizes schools providing outstanding environmental education as a Pearl School.

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