Posts Categorized: Church Earth Care Stories

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 »

Spotlight on Second Presbyterian Church (Little Rock, AR)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! Second Presbyterian Church receives Faithful Green Friend award   Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, AR has been ministering with special attention to God’s creation since the 80s. The first incarnation of their efforts was a group called SPEC (Second Presbyterian Environmental Council) and this group introduced… Read more »

Spotlight on Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (Swarthmore, PA)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! Earth care activities at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (SPC) took root in the passion and commitment of its members.  One of the founding members of the Earth Care team works for the EPA and used her knowledge to help frame a recommendation to Session that established environmental stewardship… Read more »

Spotlight on Trinity Presbyterian Church (East Brunswick, NJ)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! Garden dedication (photo credit: Alex Mendez, Home News Tribune) Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, NJ has about 350 members, is located about 45 minutes from New York City, and integrates care for all God’s earth into all facets of their ministry. When the church was brainstorming… Read more »