Celebrating the Use of MSC Creation Care and Justice Grant Funds

July 11, 2022
Grand Valley United Methodist Church (GVUMC) in Parachute, Colorado received a $1,000 grant from the Mountain Sky Conference Creation Justice Task Force. This grant helped us replace the windows in what we call the Faith House.  This building was the parsonage a long time ago and is over one hundred years old.  It is used not only by our church for activities like Vacation Bible School but also other organizations such as AA, Al-Anon, TOPs weight loss, and even yoga. Some of the windows that were replaced were the original windows and had the wavy glass so common one hundred years ago.  They were replaced with double pane windows which will lower our heating and cooling bills.  We have also installed new blinds for the windows which will also help with the heating and cooling costs. 
Other ways that we are cutting our electrical costs are by replacing the traditional fluorescent tube bulbs with LED bulbs. 

submitted by Grand Valley UMC, Parachute, CO

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