Northside has always been interested in preserving the environment God has given us. From the very beginning, Northsiders have appreciated the opportunity to observe nature through the seasons at our unique church site. Recently Northside and St Aidan’s have done extensive work to make the wooded area behind the church accessible to others in the community by providing paths and signs to welcome visitors. Deer and many other animals are common visitors to the open woods behind the church.
Northside and St. Aidan’s have also invested in a rain garden in our front yard that serves to welcome people as they enter the church. The rain garden is functional as well as welcoming by allowing the rain falling on our property to filter down into the ground water table instead of carrying surface contamination to the city sewers.
Northside strives to be good stewards of the gifts God has given us by being vigilant about not wasting these gifts. Our energy management plan reduces our overhead costs by employing the latest green energy technology. We also believe that the way we can get the best use of our buildings is to keep them fully utilized so the buildings are not only used by the two churches but also by many other organizations such as the Interfaith Council of Peace and Justice (ICPJ) and various AA groups.
Visit and walk our NAM trails and labyrinth behind our church building to commune with the good earth!