Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? When you drink of clear water, must you foul the rest with your feet?
And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet,
and drink what you have fouled with your feet?
Because creation is a gift from God entrusted to our care and we want to safeguard that gift for future generations,
Because we have begun to see the value of living and acting in ways that improve the health of our planet and are ready to exercise vision instead of convenience,
Because we know that the burden of a degraded planet falls heaviest on those who are least able to respond to such changes,
Because we know that we only have one planet on which to live,
And Because the UCC General Synod, Vermont Conference, and other faith communities have acknowledged the crisis of climate change,
We, the Greensboro United Church of Christ, recognizing that the world is in a moral and environmental crisis, commit ourselves to learning and discovering new ways to improve the health of our planet, acting with hopeful perseverance in order to stop the destruction and foster rejuvenation in our hearts and in our world. Acting as disciples of social justice, we commit to applying what we learn in the life we share together as a congregation. This commitment is both a testimony to our trust in God and a witness to how we hear God calling us to be together as a community of faith.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘See, the home of God is among mortals. God will dwell with them; they will be God’s peoples, and God Godself will be with them.
Revelation 3: 21:3