To become certified as Earth Care Congregations churches take the “Earth Care Pledge” and complete activities and projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities and outreach. Submit your application (see below “getting started”) January 1-February 15 of the calendar year in which you’d like to be certified.
NOTE: The annual enrollment/recertification period is January 1-February 15. You may begin submitting your application at the start of the New Year through February 15. This is a change from previous years, when we accepted rolling applications, so please contact us if you have any questions!
As an option for churches that would like to take advantage of additional resources, coaching, and interfaith connections, Environmental Ministries has partnered with GreenFaith to invite Presbyterian congregations to consider this interfaith certification program. Going through GreenFaith’s two year intensive will count for PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation certification and will enable participating churches to raise effective environmental leaders, reduce their operating expenses, and attract new members. Click here to learn more about the resources, webinars, and collaboration between Environmental Ministries and GreenFaith. To listen to a recording of a webinar that introduces the GreenFaith program, click here.
The following churches are certified as Earth Care Congregations:
Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church, Louisville KY
Bayfield Presbyterian Church, Bayfield WI
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain NC
Black River Presbyterian Church, Ivanhoe NC
Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, Blacksburg VA
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda MD
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Brevard NC
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson TX
Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville MD
Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Atlanta GA
Central Presbyterian Church, Waxahachie, Waxahachie TX
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Washington DC
Christ Church Uniting Disciples & Presbyterians, Kailua HI
Christ Presbyterian Church, Martinsville NJ
Church of the Covenant, Boston MA
Church of the Pilgrims, Washington DC
Church of the Reconciliation, Chapel Hill NC
Churchville Presbyterian Church, Churchville MD
Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, Colonial Heights VA
Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, Portland, Portland OR
Common Ground Church Community, North Lima OH
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Athens, Athens GA
Covenant Presbyterian Church, ohnson City, Johnson City TN
A Journey of Memories—new devotional from Presbyterians Today. Join in the many sights, smells, tastes and sounds of the Advent season as we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The 2016 Advent calendar is a wonderful collection of daily reflections, Scripture readings and prayers. Perfect for congregations, families and individuals.
World Mission announces Match Gift Challenge A group of our committed donors has pledged to match all gifts, up to $56,000, sent for mission personnel support through December 31, 2016. This means your gift of $50 today will leverage another $50 to support of all mission co-workers. Or perhaps you can give $500, which will become $1,000 when matched.
Read the latest paper in the Theological Conversations series, in which the Rev. Wes Avram offers a way for Presbyterians to engage the issues in the current election cycle. Theological Conversations invite congregational leaders in the PC(USA) into theological conversation. Each paper is a study resource with accompanying conversation questions.