Posts Categorized: Congregations

American Climate Metrics Survey: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In coordination with Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Church (USA) partner through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, the denomination invited members (laity and clergy) to participate in a survey to determine their attitudes and behaviors on climate change. The survey, fielded September 7-28, 2018, was part of a national survey sponsored by ecoAmerica and Blessed Tomorrow. The… Read more »

Precautionary Principle: Managing Technological Risks to Protect Humanity and Our Planet

The 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the affirmation and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy regarding the Precautionary Principle. Simply put this is a principle that expresses that the introduction of a new product or process whose ultimate effects are disputed or unknown should be resisted. The… Read more »

Nature that Nurtures

The Nature that Nurtures guide, written by Mary Westervelt with layout and graphics by Lauren Diamond, tells the story of how one church, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA, a certified Earth Care Congregation, began the process of changing their grounds to be better stewards of God’s earth. Below, the author reflects on the beginnings… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation Takes a Stand

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church cannot support any location for any facility that would cause similar risks to schoolchildren, clean air and water, and sustainable development. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2019 Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church passes resolution opposing Rockwool factory location Contact: Than Hitt Shepherdstown WV – Today Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (SPC) is… Read more »

Preparing to Support “One Great Hour of Sharing”

Presbyterian environmental ministries work and the Earth Care Congregation program are a part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Our primary support comes from the denomination-wide “One Great Hour of Sharing” offering. This offering is collected on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. If you appreciate our church having a voice of caring for God’s creation, and/or… Read more »

Earth Care Congregations celebrating Earth Day 2016: Westminster Presbyterian Church (Wilmington)

In a variety of ways, all across the country, Presbyterians celebrated Earth Day. In small and large congregations, in community celebrations or in church worship, certified Earth Care Congregations used the opportunity of Earth Day as a way to care for God’s good creation. Westminster Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, DE), Earth Day Extravaganza Westminster’s Earth Care… Read more »

Save the Date: Dec 17 at 2pm Eastern, an ENERGY STAR webinar for PCUSA congregations

PCUSA Environmental Ministries and ENERGY STAR Webinar for Congregations   Tues, Dec 17, 2pm (Eastern)  Summary: EPA’s ENERGY STAR has tools, tech support and national recognition for energy efficient worship facilities, freely available to Presbyterians. Join PC(USA)  Environmental Ministries and ENERGY STAR in taking our “good intentions” all the way to significant energy cost savings… Read more »