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 PearlFaith@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

St. Aidan’s 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

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EVENTS CALENDAR

January 2019

First Advocacy Dinner

January 7, 2019
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Monday, January 7th, Croc’s 19th Street Bistro, 6:30 PM

Are you interested to learning more about what to expect in this year’s Virginia General Assembly session and hear updates on what is happening with the seismic testing permits and offshore drilling? You will also meet others in our community who are also interested in following legislative initiatives related protecting our natural resources. And hear from speakers working on a variety of issues.

Our first Advocacy Dinner will be held at Croc’s 19th Street Bistro at 6:30 on Monday, January 7th. Registration and payment of $15 is due in advance. You can register by calling our office at 757-962-5398 or sending an email to Office@LRNow.org and we will call you . There are 20 spaces available and you will have four entree options for your dinner.

https://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/advocacy/

GWIC Program-Returning Teachers

January 11, 2019
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Workshops

Growing Wetlands in the Classroom Program


January 11th and 12th at the Brock Environmental Center


For returning teachers:
Please plan to pick up your plants at the Brock Environmental Center between 4 and 6 PM on Friday, January 11th. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398.

For teachers new to the program:
Mandatory training on Saturday, January 12, 9 AM-2 PM at the Brock Environmental Center. Your plants will be available for pick up at the workshop. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398

GWIC

Waterway Cleanup

January 12, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Events

Our first cleanup to kick off 2019 will take place on Saturday, January 12 from 9am-noon at MOCA. To register to participate please email office@lrnow.org or call (757) 962-5398. This is a kid-friendly location

Location: VA Museum of Contemporary Art (2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

Learn more about our monthly Waterway Cleanups 

 

 

GWIC Program-teachers new to the program

January 12, 2019
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Workshops

Growing Wetlands in the Classroom Program


January 11th and 12th at the Brock Environmental Center


For returning teachers:
Please plan to pick up your plants at the Brock Environmental Center between 4 and 6 PM on Friday, January 11th. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398.

For teachers new to the program:
Mandatory training on Saturday, January 12, 9 AM-2 PM at the Brock Environmental Center. Your plants will be available for pick up at the workshop. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398

GWIC

Discover Virginia Beach-Winter Wildlife Festival

January 26, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us for this month's Discover Virginia Beach series as we attend


a walk-up workshop: Hometown Habitat and then tour the Exhibit Hall at the Princess Anne Recreation Center. This workshop is part of the Winter Wildlife Festival presented by Virginia Beach Parks and Rec and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.


 


About the workshop-


Hometown Habitat: How Native Plants Support Bird Diversity


 


Ages 10 & up • Insects are a critical part of the food web that birds and other wildlife depend on for survival. In this session we’ll watch an excerpt of Catherine Zimmerman’s Hometown Habitat film, which beautifully illustrates how our landscape choices directly impact insect and bird diversity. Following the film there will be a Q&A led by Carol A. Heiser, Habitat Education Coordinator of the DGIF.


 


*No Fee *Please RSVP office@lrnow.org or call Terri @ 757-962-5398


 


Learn more about the Winter Wildlife Festival here:


https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/Pages/winter-wildlife-festival.aspx


 

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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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