Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Center Tree Preservation

Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Center Tree Preservation Project

On Sunday, the World Mission Society Church of God participated in a tree preservation community service project at the Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Center in Phoenix, Maryland. The tree maintenance project is a vital part of the reforestation efforts of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy. With the help of local volunteers, the group aims to protect and preserve the Gunpowder Watershed. The watershed supplies clean water to most of Baltimore County. It stretches approximately five hundred square miles—from York, Pennsylvania up to its end point on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

Volunteers arrived at the site with an eager mind to help their community protect an important natural resource. The 23 members from the Church of God spent the day putting their newly learned tree maintenance skills into practice. As a result, they aimed to help the recently planted trees grow strong.

Having realized much about trees, Jimmy Nicholson, a member of the Church, spoke about the experience. “Trees allow us to breath, they provide food and shelter, they filter out toxins from the ground, water and air so that we can stay healthy,” said Jimmy. “They do so much so that we can live. Our lives and our planet completely depend on their survival. It was an amazing experience to be able to learn how to take care of the trees and to learn just how much they have been taking care of us.”

Representatives from the park-maintenance service were impressed by the members’ readiness to complete difficult tasks on such a cold and rainy day. Kim Peabody, the tree maintenance coordinator from the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, complimented the Church of God volunteers. “Thank you so much for coming to help maintain the trees,” said Kim. “You are a really nice and enthusiastic group!”

Church members participated in the Gunpowder Park Restoration event as part of a campaign for the New Covenant Passover. Every year, the Church members celebrate the New Covenant Passover, and they begin promoting this life-giving feast a couple weeks prior to the ceremony. The New Covenant Passover is a teaching of Christ, kept by the Early Church 2,000 years ago. Furthermore, the Passover is an indispensable feast of God that allows us eternal life.

The Church of God has participated in numerous blood drives, environmental cleanups, and other social welfare projects. The members who attend the Church of God want nothing more than to glorify God through their good deeds. Globally, the Church consists of more than 2.5 million members in over 175 countries. Overall, their goal is to initiate change in the world by following the selfless path of Christ.

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31 Responses

  1. Wow! I love it when I see the Church of God. They are always doing something good for the community and for the people. They are definitely an inspiration.

  2. Good job guys! little by little the Church of God members are doing their part to help everyone. This always move me to see this kind of good news

  3. Great work, it’s great to see a church taking the lead in being a good example for the community!

  4. The beauty of nature and the beauty of giving. It’s really inspiring and insightful that members choose to give back in that way. Kudos to everyone!

  5. Thank you Church of God for taking the time to make our community better. Little by little you help to make our communities a better place for our families. Through that you also shine the glory of God by helping everyone ! Thank you again Church of God !

  6. The environment is a very important issue. It’s good to see people taking the initiative to improve it.

  7. Its great to see so many young men and women taking their time to help our community! The Church of God members are inspiring.

  8. Thank you for taking care of an important natural resource. The Chesapeake Bay and the watersheds surrounding it are precious and integral to maintaining a healthly environment for our community. Great job!

  9. Thank you so much to the members of the Church of God !! They are always ready to help in the community with those big bright smiles. It’s always a pleasure to see people happy to help others. You guys are amazing !!

  10. The Church of God never ceases to go above and beyond to better the environment and their communities. Kudos!!!

  11. It’s good to see a group come together for a good cause. It truly is beautiful to see smiling faces helping the community with an inspiring message as well.

  12. The Church of God members are always so bright! It’s really nice to see people (all young people too!) caring for the community like they do. Great job, guys!

  13. Without trees we can’t breathe fresh air! Leave it up to the World Mission Society Church of God to take care of some of the things that matter the most but are neglected much.

  14. When you look at the members from the Church of God as they carry out their good deeds to serve the community, you can feel a sense of genuine and compassion for what they are doing. In this world, it is sad to say people only look to do things that benefits themselves, even when it comes to helping someone else, they do it for their own personal gain. It’s nice to just see and even feel the warmth through the Church of God members and know they are doing this truly following God’s example. Great job everyone!

  15. When you look at the members from the Church of God as they carry out their good deeds to serve the community, you can feel a sense of genuine and compassion for what they are doing. In this world, it is sad to say people only look to do things that benefits themselves, even when it comes to helping someone else, they do it for their own personal gain. It’s nice to just see and even feel the warmth through the Church of God members and know they are doing this truly following God’s example. Great job everyone!

  16. When you look at the members from the Church of God as they carry out their good deeds to serve the community, you can feel a sense of genuine and compassion for what they are doing. In this world, it is sad to say people only look to do things that benefits themselves, even when it comes to helping someone else, they do it for their own personal gain. It’s nice to just see and even feel the warmth through the Church of God members and know they are doing this truly following God’s example. Great job everyone!

  17. Always good to see people be a great example for the community and give back out of the kindness of their heart. Church of God is amazing!

  18. I’ve seen the Church of God members in action at many community events in the past.. They’re always such a great and energetic crowd.

    To the Church of God: Thanks for all you do in our community! Keep up the great work!

  19. It’s great to see everyone at the Church of God work in unity to take care of our environment. This world needs people like the members of the Church of God to set the example of giving without receiving.

  20. I had the pleasure to attend this event and also was able to help out with the project to save the trees. I was delighted to see how everyone was working together in unity to help preserve the trees. It was a wonderful experience and I was happy that I was able to take part as a member of the World Mission Society Church of God

  21. It’s so refreshing to see so many young people who’s selfless acts really promotes the well being of the environment and those who live in it, keep up the great work!

  22. The World Mission Society Church of God continues to be a beacon of light for all to follow. Another great example for the world to follow!

  23. It’s nice to learn about how much the members of the Church of God want to joyfully and enthusiastically help the environment while following the teachings of Christ. The Church of God is doing an awesome job of displaying the glory of God even through their actions.

  24. The Church of God members are always caring for the environment we live in and always work as one big family. It was great to see the Church of God that day and it put a smile on my face.

  25. This looks like a great event! I live so close to Loch Raven. Thank you, Church of God, for helping in my community!

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