Trinity Goes Green on Palm Sunday – April 17

This year Trinity will join with thousands of other United Methodist congregations across the U.S. to make Palm Sunday a little greener.  We have purchased our palms from Eco-Palms, a project supported by United Methodist Committee on Relief, Lutheran World Relief, and Presbyterian Church USA Enough for Everyone Program.

Eco-Palms are sustainably grown and harvested in Guatemala and Mexico.  All of the harvesting communities either have or are in the process of obtaining an outside sustainable certification from SmartWood, a division of Rainforest Alliance. Eco-Palms are harvested in sustainable way that minimizes the impact on the natural forest and helps to protect the environment.  Harvesters are trained to gather only quality palm fronds which allow the plant to keep growing. The palms are then brought to a community processing building, where the palms are processed and packaged for export. By processing the palms themselves, these communities keep more of the profits.

When we raise our branches this year, we play an important role in protecting forests, local jobs, and sustainable livelihoods in harvesting communities.

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Trinity United Methodist Church is not a church that has all the answers, but we do know the source of our hope, healing, and love. Your continued participation is welcome as we seek to serve God through each other, our community, and our world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to talk. Trinity United Methodist Church is a dynamic community of people, who through their trust in God's faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. In this community, people can find spiritual nurture and growth, mutual support of individual needs, and a sense of family. Reaching out through vital and creative worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities.

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