Care 4 Creation
Planet Earth: God’s Beauty. Care 4 Creation.
KOG’s annual Caring for Creation (C4C) worship will be celebrated over two Sundays this year –
April 18th and April 25th – with several additional activities during Earth Week.
We hope you’ll join us!
Faith Climate Action Week / Earth Day Celebration
April 16-25: Sacred Ground
Campus Botany Walk—Sunday, April 18
Are you wondering about all those trees and shrubs newly planted across the KOG campus? Join the Caring for Creation (C4C) team immediately following services on Sunday, April 18, for a brief walking tour to learn what these plants are, why they were selected, and what we might see as they mature. We might even find a few migratory birds and perhaps a butterfly or two! Meet us outside the church narthex, under the new patio shade structure.
From Wastewater to Wildlife Oasis—April 24
Join KOG member and active conservationist Dr. David Pearson on Saturday, April 24 for an easy, 1-hour walking tour of Nature in the middle of urban development. Two tours will be offered: meet at 8 am or 9 am in the Gilbert Riparian Preserve parking lot (southeast corner of Guadalupe and Greenfield, just east of the Gilbert Library). Wear hiking shoes, a hat, and a mask. Bring water and binoculars if you have them. Limit of ten participants for each hour’s walk. Sign up will be available soon.
Planet Earth: God’s Grocery—Care 4 Creation Sunday, April 18, guest speaker Jack Norton will join us for both services.
Jack Norton Bio: Jack Norton was 17 when he was hired by Fry’s Food Stores. Starting out bagging groceries, he enjoyed the work and made the decision that this would be his career. He stayed with Fry’s for 48 years, retiring in 2019. During that time, he worked in many different departments, and eventually worked his way up to store manager. He saw and helped implement many of the behind the scene programs that are currently being used in the grocery business. While living in Tempe, Jack and his family were members of KOG from 1986 to 2005. He lives in Queen Creek with his wife of 44 years, Elaine. They have three grown daughters and two grandsons. Jack enjoys golf and reading and is looking forward to traveling in the future.