Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yellowknife Church Bans Styrofoam Dinnerware

Living in one of the most beautiful parts of Canada has had an impact on the members of the Yellowknife Seventh-day Adventist Church. This month they have made a commitment - ‘No More Styrofoam.’ Members Liza and Rony Roy are leading the the church towards a more ‘green’ attitude. “From now on our fellowship meals will be BYOP (Bring Your Own Plates),” Liza said. The church will no longer purchase styrofoam dinnerware and will simply use up whatever is on hand.

“When we get to the last styrofoam plate we will commemorate the moment," says Pastor Brad Dahr, “we were thinking about a second of silence for every year it takes for styrofoam to break down in a landfill but then we could be standing there for a very long time!” For visitors who don’t know about the BYOP rule the church has dinnerware on hand. “Our original Kingdom Assignment from God was to care for the earth and everything in it. Even though the world is in a fallen state and will soon be renewed by the second coming, God’s calling to be good stewards of its resources and environment still stands,” says Pastor Brad Dahr who applauds his members’ initiative in this area. “It’s one thing to talk about what we believe but we need to walk the talk.”

The Seventh-day Adventist church has been serving the Yellowknife community for over 30 years and is located at 5008 Forrest Drive. Services are every Saturday morning at 10:30 starting with small groups for adults and children with services starting at 11:30. On the web they are at while the church office can be reached at 873-6767 or by email at

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