Earth Day

The celebration of Earth Day approaches on April 22nd. As you probably know, this is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. As a Christian I can't separate this out to one single day.

The psalms tell us we are just tenants of this place we currently live in.
The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the word and all who live in it. (Psalm 24:1) 

How do we build upon and care for what we have been given? How do we take a step further and apply creation care to our worship spaces? We can look to Exodus 35:20-29 for one example. The materials used to build the tabernacle all came from recycled donations from the Israelites. Precious metals were not mined but melted down from donated jewelry  Acacia forests were not clear cut, rather "everyone who possessed acacia wood of any use in the work brought it". I especially love their example of doing this cheerfully! If our church were in the midst of building or renovating today how would we apply this? Furthermore how do we apply the Biblical example of reuse to our personal lives?

Along these lines of thinking we at Carrot Top Studio are often inspired by God's great earth. We try to use upcycled or eco-friendly fibers as often as possible. This is always noted below the stole description. Additionally here are a few of our current stoles that play on the theme of natural beauty.

You may see these ministry stoles in the Ordinary Time collection here, the Peace and Healing collection here, and the Children's Ministry collection here.