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Reusable Bag Challenge for Lent

Give Up Plastic Bags During Lent!

Take the Challenge - February 14 - March 28

This season of Lent, the Earth Care team is challenging GCPC to give up single-use plastic bags.  Many plastic bags are used for a matter of minutes and then sit in a landfill for hundreds of years.  They contribute to climate change and plastic pollution, and can harm wildlife.  So join the challenge and stop using plastic bags!

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Between February 14 and March 28, take a selfie every time you use a reusable bag (or just a photo of your reusable bag, if you don’t want to be in the picture).
  2. Upload it using the form below.  (
  3. Whoever has uploaded the most photos by midnight on March 28 will win a prize!  The winner will be announced in worship on April 7.
  4. READ RULES BELOW before uploading.

The Rules:

  • You can take one photo per place where you normally would receive a single use bag. So if you buy groceries and use 6 reusable bags to take them all home, you can take one photo of all 6 bags to upload.
  • Photos from one household should all be submitted by the same person (to make it easier to count submissions and determine the winner).
  • You can only submit photos from people who live with you.  So if your children/grandchildren/other relatives don't live with you, you can’t submit their photos under your name.
  • You don’t have to upload photos on the day/week they are taken (but it is preferred)  You can upload all of the photos you have taken between 2/14-3/28 at once, but be sure the photos are uploaded by 11:59pm on March 28.  GCPC is not responsible for uploads not received due to user error.
  • Challenge is suited through this platform for digital photos from a phone, computer or tablet.  If you want to enter "printed photos" please put them in an envelope marked "Attention Mikki Walker - Bag Challenge," with your name, phone number, and email address on it, and turn into the church office by march 28, 2024.
  • If you have any trouble uploading your photos, contact Kim Krueger here.

If you need a reusable bag, see Mikki Walker - she has extras to give away, and ask Mikki if you have any questions -

Reusable Bag Challenge Upload Form

First Name *
Last Name *

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File formats accepted:  doc, pdf, heic, jpg, jpeg, png. No video files please.

  • Upload one photo at a time, or upload multiple photos.
  • Drag and drop all at once by selecting multiple files.
  • You can upload up to 20 photos at once.
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PLEASE READ:  After you hit the button below, you will automatically get an email confirming that your upload went through.  If you DID NOT get this email, your photo submissions did not go through.  Be sure you complete all required information and give your photos time to upload BEFORE closing the form/website browser.