FPC Chooses Eco-friendly Palms

February 25, 2019

Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, accompanied by the waving of palm branches, is re-enacted each Palm Sunday in Christian congregations worldwide as Holy Week observances begin.


This year, when First Presbyterian Church celebrates Palm Sunday on April 14, we will be doing so with palms from communities in Mexico and Guatemala where workers are paid fairly and engage in sustainable harvesting in order to protect the local ecosystem. These palms will be purchased directly from harvesters at five to six times the normal payment per frond. This choice helps improve standards of living and protects forests.