|ST. ALBAN’S Episcopal Church | Tucson, Arizona||
Going Solar: Harvesting God’s Bountiful Gifts
Among the many blessings we receive every day, St Alban’s benefits from an abundance of sunshine. While some might say we have an over-abundance in July and August, what if we could harvest the sun’s energy to provide us with electricity year-round?
The Vestry considered multiple alternatives, carefully weighing the long-term benefits of solar against the up-front investment requirements. We are moving forward with a solar installation with net-metering; a commitment that TEP will pay St. Alban’s for the power we generate at the same rate that we pay TEP for the power we consume, thus our electric bills will be approximately ZERO under this plan. It's a sound investment, and a commitment to the long-term health and vitality of our parish.
We expect the installation to be complete in March 2019.
From our prayer book, we give thanks to God for seasonable weather and for an abundance of the fruits of the earth, we give thanks for the good earth which God has given us and for the wisdom and will to conserve it, and we pray for the just and proper use of God’s creation. With the installation of our solar electric system, we will be able to harvest a small portion of God’s abundance while conserving our natural resources for future generations.
Children, Youth & Family news
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Keep an eye out for news on our Special Event on September 6.
We are also working on rolling out a Sunday School Program for this fall. Please consider volunteering, Contact Lynette Patton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
'Sparks' Youth Group (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
'Sparks' happens every Sunday (except holiday weekends) from 5pm to 7pm. Join us for games, dinner, fellowship and fun!
Service hour opportunities
If you are a teenager in need of service hours for school, the NHS, or other extra-curricular activities, we are happy to say there are several opportunities. Contact the office if you are interested for more information.