Members of Abbotsford’s United Church Congregations are planting a tree to symbolize their commitment to protect and care for the environment.
The tree planting and dedication took place on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way.
“We believe that planting a tree is consistent with our understanding of the Easter message of resurrection and new life,” said Rev. Bill Booth of Trinity Memorial, who is helping organize the event.
“Just a few trees can start a new ecosystem. This is the first step in our greening process for our churches as part of the larger plans of the community.”
1000 trees have been ordered, the city is digging the holes to house them. At the cluster you will hear about this and receive for Trinity a pile of tickets to a potluck in June, the tickets are free, and how it works is bring a potluck dish or salad, place in an envelop the amount of money you would spend to go out to dinner that night. The event is at Gladwin and they are planning on hosting around 80 people. We on the environment group can handle the tickets if you would like.