Posts Categorized: Congregations

Swarthmore PC Wins 2009 EPA Energy Star Congregations Award

Each year the Energy Star for Congregations Program of the Environmental Protection Agency awards congregations for outstanding energy efficiency and innovation. This year Swarthmore Presbyterian Church in Swarthmore, PA was one of only four churches nationwide to win the award….

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October 24 is International Day of Climate Action

Scientists say that 350 parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere is the safe limit for creation. 350.org is asking people around the world to plan actions on October 24 to highlight the need to bring carbon levels down…

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Social Creed for the 21st Century

In 2008 the General Assembly approved the Social Creed for the 21st Century. This social creed updates the 1908 “Social Creed of the Churches” with new areas pertinent to our lives today. The new Social Creed affirms the need for…

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Earth Day Sunday Resource from NCC Eco-Justice Program

Start your planning early for Earth Day 2010 (April 18 or 25) with the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program’s resource “Sacred Spaces and an Abundant Life.” This resource reminds us that everything in our worship space belongs to God,…

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New Hymn for CROP Walk Season

Carolyn Gillette has written a new hymn for blessing participants in CROP walks. Read the Presbyterian News Service article about this and other of Gillette’s hymns, or visit the Church World Service website to view the hymn and more information…

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West Virginia

Last weekend I traveled to West Virginia to attend Turning Over a New Leaf: a Faith Community Green Event, which was hosted by the West Virginia Council of Churches and the West Virginia Presbytery. This event was an invigorating day…

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Blessing of the Animals

Parroquia San José, a Presbyterian and LutheranLatino Ministry in Beloit, Wisconsin held a service to bless animals on Sunday, October 4. The service was held to celebrate St. Francis Day and show that God cares for all life – including…

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Week of Action on Food: From Food Crisis to Food Justice

During the week of October 11-18, 2009, PC(USA) will be joining partners around the world to address the global food crisis. Climate Change is already affecting the growing seasons in some regions, and is predicted to increase world hunger. Learn…

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2010 Eco-Stewards Program

Are you an 18-24 year old with a heart for service, who feels a personal or professional call to be a steward of God’s Creation? The Eco-Stewards program is actively recruiting passionate, dedicated young people to join our team of…

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International Peacemakers

The 2009 International Peacemakers are currently traveling to presbyteries around the U.S. sharing about their ministries in countries around the world. Some of these folks are involved in projects related to water and environmental issues, including Dr. Vinita Eusebius from…

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