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St. Aidan's Episcopal and Northside Presbyterian Churches occupy five acres of forested land located in an otherwise congested urban environment adjacent to the University of Michigan North Campus. At St. Aidan's and Northside one really does worship in the woods as we face the NWF certified wildlife habitat through pane glass windows (sometimes the deer interrupt the service). The God of Creation is never far from mind. And we have found through the years that many of our members receive much of their spiritual nourishment from nature and are especially attracted to this setting. Preservation and sharing of this precious gift with the community is very important to us.

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Green News Bulletins

New web page documenting St. Aidan's participation in the GreenFaith Certification Program posted July 15, 2011

Susan McGarry, Rector, and Alan Vayda, Senior Warden, present GreenFaith Certification program to the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan Ministry Fair, Detroit, May 7, 2011

St Aidan's Episcopal, Ann Arbor, is the first church in Michigan to join the GreenFaith Certification Program more

St Aidan's Episcopal and Northside Presbyterian Churches officially dedicate their joint property as a Certified Nature Habitat on May 3, 2009


The Easy 8: Eight Ways to Become Water Conscious in your Home from GreenFaith

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The Theology of Eco-justice

The prefix, Eco, is derived from the Greek word, oikos, which means household, house, or a family. And, whereas the term's root meaning is the same as for Economy and Ecology, its connotation within an eco-justice ministry is "action to wholeness for God's household," that is, all of creation. Therefore, Ecotheology and its action corollary, Eco-justice Ministry, speak to the interrelatedness of all beings, as it advocates for world peace, social justice for all creatures, and environmental more