Posts Categorized: Congregations

Earth Care Congregations Span United States

In 2010 PC(USA) Environmental Ministries created a new way for congregations to stay active in helping the environment: Earth Care Congregations (ECC). Earth Care Congregations are defined as “congregations that have committed to the “Earth Care Pledge” and accomplished a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four categories: worship, education, facilities, and… Read more »

Woodside Presbyterian Church Focuses Life on Environment

Church in Yardley, PA Works to Lower Impact on Environment Read about the green projects that Woodside Presbyterian Church has put on in the past year. This church, located in Yardley, Pennsylvania, has been working tirelessly since March 2010 to become a greener congregation. This Church Earth Care Story was submitted by Susan Sciarratta, a… Read more »

‘Defend the Gulf’ Raises Awareness of Continuing Gulf Coast Clean-Up

While most might have put the disaster of the 2010 BP Oil Spill behind them, others are looking for ways create a proactive eco-justice response. After the Spill is “a project of faith communities in the Gulf and across North America committed to long-term Gulf restoration following the BP oil spill disaster.”  The program is… Read more »

Stewardship Pledge for God’s Good Earth

Earlier this month Presbyterians gathered in Indianapolis for Big Tent.  There I had the opportunity to talk with many Presbyterians involved in earth care ministries.  Rev. Lou Snead, pastor at Faith Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas shared a resource with me that I wanted to pass along to other congregations that might be interested in… Read more »

McCormick Certificate in Environmental Ministry and Leadership

McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago is going to offer a Certificate in Environmental Ministry and Leadership, through a partnership with Faith in Place, a Chicago-based organization educating faith communities about clean energy and sustainable farming. The program is designed for…

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A Community of Gardeners

One of our visits to explore the connections between faith and environmental stewardship took us to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Billings where David Kimball and Rev. Brent long spoke with us about the church’s community garden and took us on a tour of the half-acre garden.

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Franklin Tennessee’s First Pres Works to Better the Environment

Jim Mahurin, member of First Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, submitted this story as part of Environmental Ministries Church Earth Care Stories. First Pres has successfully reduced their CO2 emissions and continues to strive towards a greener church life. If you would like to share your church’s Earth Care stories, don’t hesitate to send it… Read more »

Collaborative Garden Project

Presbytery of Western North Carolina and Black Mountain Home for Children Growing Together Jane Laping, Stewardship of Creation Enabler for the Presbytery of Western North Carolina, sent the following information about the new garden project at the Black Mountain Home for Children.  Read weekly updates about the garden on the Earth Care blog.  Thanks to… Read more »

Church In Arizona Creates a Greener Congregation

Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City, Arizona has been working tirelessly for 4 years on making their congregation greener. Ruth Mehl, chair of their Going Green Committee, submitted this story as part of the church earth care stories. Hopefully, this church will inspire others to make their congregation go green. Great interest in the environment… Read more »

Welcome to Environmental Ministries Summer Intern

This summer the Environmental Ministries and Child Advocacy offices are excited to welcome Jocelyn Kirk as a summer intern.  Jocelyn graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville this year and will start at Alma College in the fall.  She is a former youth elder at Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, and has attended five youth… Read more »