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New Hope Presbyterian Church
  • 7301 Shallowford Road
    Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
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Regular Schedule
  • Adult Bible Study
    – 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Worship
    – 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Prayer Group
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Brown Bag Dinner & Bible Study
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Earth Care Update

Thinking Green   

In the September/October 2017 Sierra Magazine published by the Sierra Club, an article explains how President Trump’s proposed border wall along the southern states’ boundary with Mexico will threaten endangered species, and risk many years of conservation efforts to reintroduce animals to long-lost territories.  Specifically, it describes how jaguars are now migrating across the border from Mexico and re-populating areas that were once their natural habitat.   If a continuous border wall is constructed, as Mr. Trump  demands, migration corridors for them and many species will be interrupted and isolated.  Threatened animals include the ocelot, pygmy owl (who flies only 5 feet off the ground), Mexican gray wolf, pronghorn deer, bison, big horn sheep and some 111 endangered species and 108 migratory bird species.  Fragile desert ecosystems are already impacted by construction of roads and frequent SUV and ATV border patrols.
Admittedly, border protection is a huge, complex issue.  Can we begood stewards of this part of our country, thoughtful about how we address the human side of the issue and still preserve God’s creatures who lived there first?  Much to think about.  Learn all you can.
For the Earth Care Team,