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
To become a member of our Pearl Faith Community contact Morgan Schmidtendorff at PearlFaith@lrnow.org, call our office at 757.962.5398
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.
PEARL HOMES are places where people care about our environment and want to do what they can to l help protect our resources.
Lynnhaven River NOW recognizes schools providing outstanding environmental education as a Pearl School.