ST STEPHENS IS A GREEN CHURCH! Diocese of Port Elizabeth

A cheerful grouIMG-20160603-WA0035 - Copyp of Servers & AYF (Anglican Youth Fellowship) from St Stephens Church in New Brighton Port Elizabeth , dared the cold weather on Friday, 3 June, in celebration of World Environment Day. 15h00, they took to the Streets of New Brighton (Grattan, Madala, Ntshekisa, Aggrey), with cheerfulness as they cleaned. In 2015, at an Environment Conference organize
d by the Canon of Environment, Canon Betty Bala & Provincial Canon – Revd Rachel Mash, 5 Environment Champions from St Stephens were identified – Akhona Ndlebe, Chwayita Koza, Sive Ndlebe, Sandile Janjties, Thembeka Nobomvu and took up the roles with eagerness. Akhona and Themba attended the Environment Conference in 2016 at COTT, with Asanda Mkrola and the New Canon, Canon Melissa Awu from St Stephens joining in, the seed to take care of the Environment grew, and this is a result of such. The Diocesan Canon supported this group by organizing Plastic Bags from the Municipality and Gloves. Khanyisa Ludwaba (St Stephens AYF Environment Officer), has also come on board and is excited to get her hands dirty with Environmental issues! The Servers and AYF are eager to do their bit for the Environment and educate others. This is a start of many initiatives to come!

Forward we go, backward never!
Keep it GREEN, keep it CLEAN!

-Mel Awu

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