Posts Categorized: Church Earth Care Stories

Earth Care church spotlight: Bayfield Presbyterian Church

  Bayfield Presbyterian Church in Bayfield, WI is one of the 100+ PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations. Bayfield Presbyterian is located only a few block from the shore of beautiful Lake Superior. This congregation has a long tradition of appreciating and caring for this incredible example of God’s Creation.   Bayfield Presbyterian has taken many… Read more »

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church celebrates Earth Day

Presbyterian congregations all across the country have been caring for God’s creation in their worship life, educational programs, facilities, and outreach. For many this is an ongoing part of their Christian vocation lived out in the world and it happens year-round.   Earth Day (April 22) is a special day to reflect about why we… Read more »

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church’s Earth Care Efforts

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church (GPC) in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania was certified as an Earth Care Congregation in June 2011. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ran a story about the church’s environmental stewardship efforts and Earth Care Congregations certification on August 4. Read the article. I also received the update below from Beth Egan, a church member and participant in the… Read more »

Solar Power at North Presbyterian Church

Patricia K. Townsend, a member of North Presbyterian Church in Williamsville, NY and a board member for New York Interfaith Power and Light (NYIPL), sent the following story about the path to installing solar power at her church. The article originally appeared in the NYIPL e-newsletter and the Presbytery of Western New York e-newsletter.  Thanks… Read more »

Huguenot Memorial Church Eco-Update

New York Church Works for Holistic Environmental Stewardship Members of the Environmental Ministries Action network from Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham, NY sent the following update on environmental stewardship in their congregation.  The information is excerpted from a church newsletter article from winter 2011 written by Elders Elysa Peters and Eric Smith.  At Huguenot Church,… Read more »

Church of the Pilgrims Creates Environmental Oasis

Reverend Ashley Goff of Church of the Pilgrims was interviewed for a story on her church’s work in the environment. Located in Washington, D.C., Goff explained how it was harder to engage in the land, and normally a legislative approach was used. However, she shared how her congregation stepped up and created a sort of… Read more »

Portland Church Works with Community Towards Environmental Change

As part of Church Earth Care Stories, Reverend Linda Stewart-Kalen, pastor of Colonial Height Presbyterian Church, was interviewed so that her church’s story could be shared. Located in Portland, Oregon, Colonial Heights banded together with their community to tackle a growing problem, water run-off. We worked with the city to look at a problem in… Read more »

Woodside Presbyterian Church Focuses Life on Environment

Church in Yardley, PA Works to Lower Impact on Environment Read about the green projects that Woodside Presbyterian Church has put on in the past year. This church, located in Yardley, Pennsylvania, has been working tirelessly since March 2010 to become a greener congregation. This Church Earth Care Story was submitted by Susan Sciarratta, a… Read more »

Minnesota Church Grows Greener Life

Roger Grussing, Pastor Emeritus and Chair of Energy Task Force, submitted this Church Earth Care Story on behalf of Crosslake Presbyterian Church in Crosslake, Minnesota. This church, like others around the nation, has created a greener environment in their community. If your church has done the same and would like to share it, please submit… Read more »

California Church Keeps Congregation Green

Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church in Truckee, California, has worked hard to keep their congregation green. This story was submitted by Edie Lott, Social Justice and Outreach Team Leader of Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church, as part of the Church Earth Care Stories. Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church is a church of both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in… Read more »