Posts Categorized: Congregations

Saint Mark’s “Alternate Transportation Sunday” (Earth Care Congregation)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in North Bethesda, MD is an Earth Care Congregation. Among the many wonderful things they do to care for God’s creation, one of their successful activities is an Alternate Transportation Sunday. This special focus began in May 2011 and has continued ever since (and they have even developed tips for replicating… Read more »

Financial Resources for Converting to Renewable Energy

Are you interested in what financial resources are available for doing energy efficiency or renewable energy at your church? There are a few options you might be interested to know.   Through the Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program (PILP), an endowment loan is made possible by the generosity of faithful Presbyterians who give a portion… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation Spotlight: First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville, IL

First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville, IL: Going Green! The church has been a supporter of the environment, and has a long program of recycling. All the paper used in their office has a large recycled component. Even though the cost is a little higher, it is important to them to continue with this initiative  Recycled content… Read more »

Updated Earth Care Congregations Guide

Environmental Ministries started the Earth Care Congregations program in 2010, and since then more than 50 churches have used A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches to become certified as Earth Care Congregations. The goal of the program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into… Read more »

Solar Power at North Presbyterian Church

Patricia K. Townsend, a member of North Presbyterian Church in Williamsville, NY and a board member for New York Interfaith Power and Light (NYIPL), sent the following story about the path to installing solar power at her church. The article originally appeared in the NYIPL e-newsletter and the Presbytery of Western New York e-newsletter.  Thanks… Read more »

Huguenot Memorial Church Eco-Update

New York Church Works for Holistic Environmental Stewardship Members of the Environmental Ministries Action network from Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham, NY sent the following update on environmental stewardship in their congregation.  The information is excerpted from a church newsletter article from winter 2011 written by Elders Elysa Peters and Eric Smith.  At Huguenot Church,… Read more »

“Renewal” Documentary Offers Inspiration

DVD Showcases People of Faith Working for Eco-Justice Renewal is a documentary with eight stories of how people of faith are working to create environmental justice. The documentary is inspiring, and can be used to involve more people of faith in this important work. The documentary has an accompanying study guide, which can be downloaded… Read more »

Portland Church Works with Community Towards Environmental Change

As part of Church Earth Care Stories, Reverend Linda Stewart-Kalen, pastor of Colonial Height Presbyterian Church, was interviewed so that her church’s story could be shared. Located in Portland, Oregon, Colonial Heights banded together with their community to tackle a growing problem, water run-off. We worked with the city to look at a problem in… Read more »

Plan Now for the Week of Action on Food

The following information was sent from the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Learn about resources available to work on food justice and eco-justice in your congregation during Week of Action on Food, October 10-17, 2011. Plan now for events in your congregation. Presbyterians and the Food for Life Campaign action alert As a Presbyterian, you are connected… Read more »