Earth Care Congregations is a new program to encourage churches to care for God’s earth and to honor churches that have committed to this important mission.
The goal of the program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all of church life. Earth Care Congregations: A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches provides congregations with worksheets, resources, and instructions for becoming an Earth Care Congregation. The Earth Care Congregation certification honors churches that make the commitment to be stewards of God’s earth and encourages others to follow their example.
Environmental Ministries would like to congratulate the first eight churches that have become certified as Earth Care Congregations:
- First Presbyterian Church, Cottage Grove, Oregon
- First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia, Maryland
- Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church, Steven’s Point, Wisconsin
- Maryland Presbyterian Church, Townson, Maryland
- North Como Presbyterian Church, Roseville, Minnesota
- Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, Arkansas
- St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Tucker, Georgia
- Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
To become an Earth Care Congregation churches affirm the Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into all facets of their church life and complete projects and activities in the fields of worship, education, facilities, and outreach.
For more information on the Earth Care Congregations program and to download Earth Care Congregations: A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches visit the Environmental Ministries website.