Written by Nancy Bryant, Good Earth Committee, 704-474-9134
Christ Episcopal Church, Albemarle
Christ Episcopal Church’s Good Earth Committee offered a free two-hour workshop on energy efficiency for Stanly churches on Saturday, April 27, 2013, as part of Christ Church’s Caring for Creation Month emphasis.
The purpose of the workshop was two-fold: 1. to offer information on how energy efficiencies might be accomplished at low or no cost in order to free up monies to use for ministries, and 2. to offer understanding of how these efficiencies move our faith communities toward being more faithful stewards of God’s Creation.
The workshop was led by Eric Soderberg, a mechanical engineer and an extension specialist with NC State facilities engineering and energy management program, who offers free workshops to faith communities in the Piedmont region sponsored by NC Interfaith Power and Light, a program of NC Council of Churches.
Eric presented a power point, including many questions and discussion that applied not only to churches, but also to other commercial and residential buildings.
After the presentation, the group toured the Christ Episcopal facilities looking for opportunities to increase energy efficiencies.
Participants included clergy and lay leaders from Locust Presbyterian, Wesley Chapel United Methodist, Mt Zion Lutheran, St John’s Lutheran and Christ Episcopal.