Centre Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
We Welcome Everyone: An “Open & Affirming” Church
Phone: (781) 334-3050; Fax: (781) 334-6463; Email:
5 Summer Street, Lynnfield, Massachusetts 01940
Centre Church Green Team
This page details some of Centre Church's Creation Justice initiatives and is a repository of educational resources about climate change as well as tips on how we can all Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
On Saturday, April 3 2021, we celebrated the beginning of Earth Month with a "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" Spring Cleaning Celebration! A truck in our parking lot turned sensitive documents into shredded paper to be completely recycled. Donations for that service were gathered to benefit Change is Simple, an early education program teaching environmental sustainability. We were also collecting gently used small household items and new bedding for Mission of Deeds in Reading. Tips on where to recycle other items were available there and here under "Spring Cleaning Tip Sheets" below.
In addition to these collections, Equal Exchange Fair Trade coffee, chocolate, tea and other goods were available for purchase, a raffle prize was given out every half hour and people who donated in any way were given a homemade (thank you Lisa!) Earth cookie!
(1) Barbara and Jeff work the welcome table (2) an Earth Cookie! (3) Photos in the Weekly News
Centre Church Earth Month 2021: video discussion series
Boston Globe panel discussion: Talking to Your Kids About Climate Change (Panelist Patrick Belmonte is co-founder of Change is Simple, which we supported with our shredding event)
Spring Cleaning Tip Sheets:
Where to Donate Guide,
Drop Box Items and Locations,
Mission of Deeds Donation Guidelines
Organizations working to protect and restore the planet:
Items with reduced or plastic-free packaging:
Tips from the Sierra Club: Twelve ways to Halt Climate Change