Calvary Baptist Church: An environmentally and socially conscious Church in Detroit
Are you searching for a church in Detroit that takes the time to teach excellent social and environmental values? Then Calvary Baptist Church may be the place for you! This church concretely works in the Detroit community to communicate, educate, and lead by good example toward awareness of social and environmental issues. A few of the great examples of these actions include the following:
-I mentioned Calvary Baptist Church in one of my prior articles (See my article entitled “General Election information for Tuesday, November 6, 2012: Wayne County, Michigan, City of Detroit, Precinct 1“). In that article I mentioned that I had attended a forum at this community conscious church. The educational forum was about the 18 proposals which will be decided by the citizens’ votes on this November’s ballot.
-We were even informed by the church members at this forum that church volunteers will gladly provide transportation for anyone who needs a way to travel to and from the polls. Another example of how this church positively helps all of us participate in our privilege and duty to vote as citizens of the United States of America .
-In addition, per the New Monitor newspaper, Calvary Church is going to have another forum on Friday, November 2, 2012. The newspaper’s October 25, 2012 Monitor states:
“The Calvary Baptist Church in Detroit, 1000 Robert Bradby Drive at Lafayette, across the street from MLK Senior High School, will be hosting a Judicial Forum on Friday, November 2, 6 p.m. The goal is to provide a clear understanding of the role of each of the Courts represented in the upcoming election. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For information, contact Charles White at: (248) 877-0980”.
-Calvary Church has an Abitibi Recycling bin in their parking lot. This beautifully painted yellow and green bin is available to all of the community in order to provide a convenient place for newspapers, scrap paper, shredded paper, catalogs, junk mail, and magazines to be placed for the purpose of recycling. This is a wonderful way to encourage all of us to fulfill our calling to be good stewards of this planet.
-Inside of Calvary Baptist Church they also reduce their carbon foot print on this earth by providing motion activated lighting in all of their lavatories. This efficiently and gently reduces the amount of wasted electricity and the fuels needed to create that power.
-The efficient use of their fossil fuel resources is also enhanced by the great architectural design within the church. This thought filled construction allows a very nicely effective and pleasantly abundant amount of natural sunlight into their church area. This, therefore, reduces the need for wasted amounts of artificial light (and the pollution that would go along with it if the greater amounts of that fossil fuel needed to be used).
-As a direct result of the sunlight, this church provides very attractive and living greenery in their church. These amazing plants create a more healthy “indoor air quality” for everyone. Plants naturally clean our planet’s air supply.
I want to take this time to thank the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Lawrence T. Foster, for making the choice to use this church as a pro-active force for community good.
I also would like to say “thank you” to Ms Roz Worthy, an active member of Calvary Baptist, for her help with information for this article.
Finally, a big “thank you” to all of the church members who I met who were associated with the first forum. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful.
Note: The author of: Purposeful (Not Random) Acts of Kindness (AKA Beginning Steps for Overcoming Spoiled Brat-aholism) http://www.purposefulnotrandom.com gives an environmental rating of “A” to this church. Very Impressive Job!