Posts Categorized: Church Earth Care Stories

Geneva Presbytery’s Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee

  In Geneva Presbytery, the JPIC  committee is concerned with social and environmental justice and has been active for many years. JPIC stands for “Justice”, “Peace”, and “The Integrity of Creation.” This committee supports church education, worship, outreach and missions in various ways.   JPIC member Brad McFall explains, “When two or three Presbyterians get… Read more »

Celebrating the Presbyterian Church in Morristown’s dual certification with GreenFaith and PCUSA Earth Care Congregations!

In 2013, five of our 124 PCUSA Earth Care Congregations are dually certified for their eco-justice ministry through interfaith organization GreenFaith. One of the newly enrolled congregations is the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. This New Jersey congregation will incorporate environmentally friendly building renovations in its major capital campaign as well as to use the GreenFaith… Read more »

Elizabethtown, KY First Presbyterian learns about Bluegrass Pipeline, Collaborates County-Wide, and offers Trail to enjoy God’s earth

In Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Presbyterians are joining others to care for God’s creation across the county, and around the state.   First Presbyterian Church does much in its own congregation. It hosts youth outdoors retreats and annual church pig roast, creation care worship services, has a summer church garden as well as winter raised beds, makes… Read more »

Crosslake Presbyterian Does Renewable Power and Energy Efficiency

A recently installed array of solar panels on the roof of Crosslake Presbyterian Church in north central Minnesota generates electricity when the sun shines. (Crosslake MN enjoys as many hours of sunlight annually as Houston, TX ! )   Click here for access to a real time report of electrical production.   This is the… Read more »

McGregor Presbyterian Church: Learning Garden

McGregor Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, in its third year of being a certified Earth Care Congregation, has an ongoing Green Group bulletin board, hosts adult studies and children’s classes on creation care, recycles all kinds of goods and reuses tablecloths and dishes for church meals. they also have fair trade coffee, take care of… Read more »

Church Gets Out Into God’s Creation

First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, recently recertified as one of the 120 PCUSA Earth Care Congregations, brings elements of caring for God’s creation into the worship, education, and mission life of the congregation as well as updating their facilities for energy efficiency, water conservation, and other savings.    This congregation is also good at getting… Read more »

Church Examines Waste, Raises Fund at Earth Care Breakfast

One of the best parts of my day is to hear creative stories of what churches are doing all across the country to be disciples and to care for God’s good earth! Here’s a clever idea to demonstrate how much waste we can generate, or save from being generated, depending on our choices. This fun… Read more »

First Presbyterian (Oak Ridge, TN) cares for God’s creation

First Presbyterian Church (Oak Ridge, TN) cares about God’s creation and acts to show it in a variety of ways. In their worship life, educational offerings, outreach activities, and in their buildings and grounds, this congregation operates with an earth care ethic as part of their Christian discipleship.   Photo from: floursackmama.org. Young family of… Read more »