Posts Categorized: Church Earth Care Stories

Eco-Mission Trip: Earth Care Couple travels to El Salvador

  Chuck and Ruth Dow, members of PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation River Glen Presbyterian Church (Naperville, IL), recently returned from a mission trip to El Salvador. They taught nutrition, gardening (including container gardening), and solar cooking (with a foldable solar cooker they designed and can teach people how to make and use, with a cost… Read more »

One Earth! One Family! Celebrations on Papal Encyclical

Last Sunday, in appreciation of the papal encyclical on the environment, local churches rang bells while other people of faith gathered in Rome for a global march. These efforts came under an umbrella called “One Earth! One Family!” and came from diverse people.   Members of Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church (IL), a PCUSA certified Earth… Read more »

Releasing Monarchs for Pentecost!

On Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015, members of Christ Community Church in Cortland, NY gathered outside to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit by releasing Eastern Monarch butterflies.   Rev. Dr. Janet Adair Hansen, Pastor, explains, “we’ve had butterflies as a theme all Easter season, and passed out information on having ‘butterfly gardens’ (with… Read more »

Updates from Crosslake Presbyterian Church: solar panels and other projects

Submitted by pastor emeritus and chair of the congregation’s Energy Stewardship Task Force, Rev. Rodger Grussing     Our modest photo- voltaic (p-v) system has been operating for a year and a half. Our “above code” building is now 12 years old. The geothermal system has been operating for nearly twelve years and the forest… Read more »

“Earth Care Day Camp” at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church

Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR last year helped to organize and host an “Earth Care Day Camp.” The team provided for transportation, a nutritious snack and lunch every day for the campers, and introduced the 16 youth and 9 children to themes of water, trees, watershed management, food gardens, pollinators, wildlife habitat, wildlife…. Read more »

Presbyterians celebrating Earth Day!

One of the things I love most about my work is hearing the amazing stories of so many people and churches doing fabulous ministry, caring for all God’s creation. There are so many inspiring stories! There is so much great work being done.     From finding Presbyterians being named as national “Cool Congregations” winners… Read more »

Stories

This page is a collection of stories that have been printed on this blog about our PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations and other earth-caring congregations. You can also find these stories through clicking various categories on the right sidebar menu (for instance if you are looking for “food” or “climate” or “education” stories about churches)…. Read more »

The Greening of a Congregation

The Greening of Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church the Rev. Dr. Larry A. Grimm, Parish Associate for Outreach and Growth the Rev. Mark Meeks, Pastor and Spiritual Leader November 23, 2014   This is a brief account of the “greening” of a congregation. We say a congregation because it involves the building and the congregational lifestyle…. Read more »

Spotlight on Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY is one of the PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations which is now pursuing the dual certification with GreenFaith. Their enrollment into the GreenFaith sustainable congregation program both recertifies the congregation with PCUSA Earth Care Congregations and gives them room… Read more »

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church dedicates community-support solar system!

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church dedicates largest community-supported solar system in West Virginia; Launches new model making solar possible for any community group in West Virginia Tuesday, August 26, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact:          Dan Conant, Solar Holler                                          (802) 595-0338                        Than Hitt, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church  (304) 268-4886 Shepherdstown, WV—In a first of its kind project, residents and… Read more »