By WIL FULTON
First Assembly of God Church in Shrewsbury describes itself as a “multi-cultural congregation who welcomes and values people from all walks of life.”
Now, thanks to some significant environmentally friendly upgrades, the church can claim to be stewards of the earth, decreasing its environmental footprint and in the process blazing a green trail that they hope others will follow, according to Reverend Antonio Parenti, senior pastor.
ho first proposed the idea to install photovoltaic solar panels, which convert the suns rays into usable electricity, on the roof of the church and its office building.
Weve definitely become more environmentally conscious in the past few years, Parenti, who is in his ninth year at the First Assembly, told redbankgreen in his office, adjacent to the Sycamore Avenue church. Number one, the panels will serve to make the buildings more environmentally friendly, and number two, over time they will save us money – allowing us to use our funds for God more efficiently and effectively.