In February of 2016, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Indianapolis was recognized as a Green Chalice Congregation, joining with other Disciples’ churches who are celebrating God's creation and adopting practices to faithfully care for the earth.
Our journey toward becoming a Green Chalice Congregation began in October of 2015, when we hosted a Green Café, the pilot workshop developed by the Green Chalice Ministry of the Indiana Region. After having completed several preliminary steps for recognition, including signing the Green Chalice Covenant, we chose three changes to put our commitment into actions.
The three actions chosen for change were:
1. Enhance recycling capabilities by adding containers to locations within meeting areas around the building and investigate onsite cardboard recycling.
2. Create, or facilitate, ongoing creation care displays and events.
3. Investigate ways for having greener food and fellowship.
Living into being a Green Chalice Congregation is ongoing and can take many different directions. Focusing on our actions for change has helped keep us directed.