Environmental Ministries is a part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program
Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Environmental Ministries works to inspire and equip congregations and presbyteries to work for eco-justice for all of God's earth. We produce, promote and distribute faith-based eco-justice resources for individuals, congregations and presbyteries while also responding to, and educating about, Presbyterian Church USA environmental policies.
“Earth Care Congregations” and “Green Leaf Seal” camps are certified through Environmental Ministries while individuals are connected through the “Environmental Ministries Action Network,” resourced through relationship with our ecumenical round-table Creation Justice Ministries, and supported by conferences of Presbyterians for Earth Care, a national grassroots Presbyterian eco-justice network.
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“…God's work in creation is too wonderful, too ancient, too beautiful, too good to be desecrated...Restoring creation is God's own work in our time, in which God comes both to judge and to restore...”
Looking for the Earth Care Congregation Checklist? Find it as part of the Earth Care Congregation application here. Also see the “Earth Care Congregations: A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches.”
Share your story
Many Presbyterian churches are making environmental stewardship part of their ministry through worship, education, facilities and outreach projects that respond to our call to till and keep the garden. Read some of their stories. If your church has a story to share, please email it to Rebecca Barnes.
I am on the Earthcare Team at Westminster Austin and also have taught pre-schoolers. Some of the activities in our curriculum are: planting quick-sprouting seeds like beans or zinnias; putting up a bird feeder. During our creation unit, we discuss how we take care of our pets, what kinds of things animals drink and eat, and how God wants us to take care of the earth.
I am a member of the earth care team at Covenant Presbyterian in Johnson City, TN. Recently the preschooler activity leader asked me if I knew of any earth care orientated activities which might be appropriate for this group. I was forced to confess that I was clueless (77 year old retired biology professor) but said I would try to find something. Can anyone out there help me?
At Warner Memorial in Kensington MD, we buy 100% recycled paper via Church Paper Direct. Use a Constant Contact subscription to send monthly newsletter and weekly reminders. 59 families still get a paper newsletter.
Thanks, Alison. Our experience has been about the same. We're still experimenting.
Our church is trying to reduce paper too. We've gone to the screen behind the pastors, and there has been consternation. We already had a Thursday email to the congregation with events and schedules, but there are still people without email and some who just don't read it. We had to add the prayer list to the Thursday mail. We've continued to produce bulletins for people who want them (mostly older) and for the choir who need advance notice of the order of service.