Posts Categorized: Church Earth Care Stories

Presbyteries Caring for God’s Earth

There are many presbyteries that have active committees or groups focused on earth care. These groups have different structures and go by many different names – environmental stewardship, creation care, earth care, etc., but they usually have the same purpose…

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Earth Day Sunday Resources

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate God’s good creation on a Sunday near that date (which falls on Good Friday this year). The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program produces excellent Earth Day Sunday resources each year. This year’s theme…

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February 2011 Eco-Notes

Eco-Notes is the e-newsletter from Environmental Ministries that is delivered approximately monthly. Sign up to receive Eco-Notes. February’s Eco-Notes is below. Celebrate Earth Day Sunday Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate God’s good creation on a Sunday near that date…

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Twice Is Nice

First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, Illinois recently became an Earth Care Congregation and shared a story about “Twice is Nice,” a thrift store that the church runs. First PC is located near the University of Illinois campus. Through the thrift…

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Two Church Earth Care Stories

The Environmental Ministries office at PC(USA) opened in May 2009. Since then, I have had the opportunity to meet with many Presbyterians throughout the country. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many churches on my travels, and have shared some…

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Rethink – the Fourth R

Recently I have been thinking about the traditional “Three R’s” – reduce, reuse, and recycle. These R’s are important ways to decrease our impact on God’s earth, but it seems to me that they do not get at the root…

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Portland Avenue Presbyterian Church Goes Green

Portland Avenue Presbyterian Church’s redevelopment in the Louisville neighborhood of Portland is about “more than building a church.” Rev. Willa Fae Williams shared this as we talked in a trailer across from the former site of Portland Avenue PC. On…

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West Virginia Churches As Guardians of Creation

Churches throughout the Presbytery of West Virginia have been strengthening their commitment to act as stewards of God’s earth through the “Churches As Guardians of Creation” program, which was launched by the Stewardship of Creation Ministry Team in March 2010….

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