Posts Categorized: Church Earth Care Stories

Spotlight on First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   FPC Cottage Grove encourages getting to church in many different ways!   Before connecting with the Presbyterian Earth Care Congregations Certification Program, the Earth and Social Justice Commission at First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove was already involved in conservation projects.   Alison Center, a member… Read more »

Spotlight on St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Tucker, GA)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Tucker, GA) font and sanctuary   Nearly a decade ago, individual members at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church separately approached their pastor to share that they had a special passion and concern in caring for God’s creation. The pastor helped these members to come… Read more »

Spotlight on Light Street Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   Curtis Brown, the coordinator of the Earth Care team at Light Street Presbyterian Church, has been helping out for 15 years with the brainstorming and physical aspect of creation care projects, whether it’s gardening, moving things around, or changing lightbulbs. More recently though, as he’s become… Read more »

Spotlight on Knox North Como Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! children’s time on earth care at North Como Knox Presbyterian Church   North Como Presbyterian Church, Roseville, MN (now merging with Knox Presbyterian Church) has been an Earth Care Congregation since the beginning of the certification program in 2010. Starting their activities even prior to that, they… Read more »

Spotlight on Maryland Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   Maryland Presbyterian Church, situated in several acres of wooded real estate in Towson, MD, has been working on caring for God’s creation for over a decade. Among the first few churches that started as a pilot project of PCUSA Earth Care Congregations, church members at Maryland… Read more »

Spotlight on Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church (Stevens Point, WI), did not just begin earth care activities five years ago. Now celebrating the “5th year certification” with the PCUSA national program, church members in this congregation have been active and creatively engaged in environmental stewardship since 2001.   Originally… Read more »

Creation Care at Local Churches in All Denominations

While highlighting New Hope Presbyterian Church (Chattanooga) as the Presbyterian example (see snippet below), this great article includes churches from many denominations!   “Stewards of the Earth” by Karen Nazor Hill in Timesfreepress.com   Excerpt:   “In Chattanooga, New Hope Presbyterian Church has its “Earth Care Team,” a group dedicated to being “stewards of God’s… Read more »

Trinity Presbyterian in Santa Cruz Installs Solar

  Members at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Santa Cruz, CA, decided to take the leap of faith and apply for a loan to install solar panels on their church building. In an article about stewardship for the church newsletter, church member Russ Hobbs wrote about “solar coming to Trinity” as a brainstorm that began with… Read more »

Beginning a 5th Year Anniversary for PCUSA Earth Care Congregations

Birthday Cake and Singing for Earth Care Congregations at PEC Lunch, June 2014   This summer, 2014, marks the 5th year of certification for 13 of PCUSA’s certified Earth Care Congregations. For five years, these churches have been growing ever deeper in their ministry and witness and for five years, the PCUSA Earth Care Congregation… Read more »

Church “Green Living Practicum” Changes Individual Habits

At Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney, TX, a small group study initiated by the Creation Care Team has led to changing individual lives and family lifestyle choices. A group of 10 families gathered to work through David Gershon’s Green Living Handbook over a period of 4 months.    The purpose of this four month study… Read more »