Posts Categorized: Church Earth Care Stories

Congratulations to Hillsborough Presbyterian Church (NC)!

Hillsborough Presbyterian Church is certified as a PCUSA Earth Care Congregation ((from left) Robin Bedingfield, Pastor Bob Brizendine, and Stewardship Moderator Diana Montgomery)   First-year certified Earth Care Congregation Hillsborough Presbyterian Church (NC) is a small congregation, preparing to celebrate their 200th anniversary in September of 2016. Earth Care team member Robin Bedingfield writes, “While… Read more »

Montreat Presbyterian Church Goes to National Climatic Data Center

Montreat Presbyterian Church Tour and Brown-bag Seminar at National Climatic Data Center Asheville, North Carolina March 21, 2014 “NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation’s treasure of climate and historical weather data and information.” This one sentence does not begin to describe the wealth… Read more »

Nashua Presbyterian Church, “the Church in the Woods”

The PCUSA Earth Care Congregation program welcomes newly certified Earth Care Congregation Nashua Presbyterian Church (NH).  When this congregation was chartered as a PCUSA church and built its sanctuary in 1997, they chose to build it back from the road – in the woods.  They call themselves “The Church in the Woods.” Because of their… Read more »

Village Presbyterian Lenten Water Campaign

This week Village Church’s Environmental Action Committee launched its Stop Using Bottled Water during Lent campaign.  Following the example of campaigns by the Green Team at Platt Woods UMC in 2012 and by the Earth Shepherds at Second Presbyterian Church in 2013, EAC has placed signs at Drinking Fountains and at Lavatories around the church… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation Saves through Solar!

North Presbyterian Church solar panels save money and carbon pollution “Lent” has a new meaning at North Presbyterian Church (Williamsburg, NY) that is close to the word’s ancient etymology. Because of the lengthening days, it’s the time of year when the church starts producing more of the electricity than it uses.   The church has… Read more »

Solar Panels at Second Presbyterian Church

The Earth Shepherds of Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, MO continue to invite their congregation to care for God’s creation in a diversity of ways. This church has truly responded to this committee’s great leadership and to the improvements helped along by the Building and Grounds session committee and their Building Manager Don Weeks,… Read more »

First Presbyterian of Henderson, TX Awarded for its “Go Green!” efforts

  We celebrate with First Presbyterian Church of Henderson, TX their “Go Green Award” from the Keep Henderson Beautiful committee and Henderson’s Chamber of Commerce! This congregation was lifted up in the Daily News and commended for their energy savings and eco-friendly changes at their congregation.   One of their great projects was a humorous… Read more »

White Plains Presbyterian Church is a new Earth Care/GreenFaith Congregation!

We welcome White Plains Presbyterian Church to the PCUSA Earth Care Congregation program as it receives dual membership through enrolling in the GreenFaith Certification Program. This congregation enrolled in this program because it “feels called to be stewards of God’s creation” and recognizes environmental stewardship “as an integral part of a sustainable future.” They plan… Read more »

Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church enrolls in GreenFaith Certification Program

In 2013, three Presbyterian congregations were accepted as new applicants to the GreenFaith Certification Program (joining GreenFaith “graduates” Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, NJ and Christ Presbyterian Church in Martinsville, NJ). Veteran PCUSA Earth Care Congregation Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church was among this new class of the GreenFaith Certification Program. Through the PCUSA-GreenFaith partnership,… Read more »