Posts Categorized: Earth Care Congregations

Ecumenical Resources Help Care for Creation

We have often heard the saying that to be Presbyterian is to be ecumenical. That means, we don’t separate our particular understanding of being Christian and worshipping and practicing church polity in our own tradition as being something that excludes us from celebrating and doing ministry with other Christian denominations and communions. Our ecumenical partners,… Read more »

Poetic Reflection- Waiting for Angels

Waiting for Angels The secret of waiting is the faith that the seed has been planted, that something has begun.                               –Henri Nouwen Too old to have another child, I sometimes think of Sarah. If angels visit to proclaim astonishing news, I’m determined not to laugh.   At 4:30 a.m. we scan for November Leonid showers…. Read more »

Carbon Neutrality

Disasters (storm, flood, and drought) have devastating effects in Haiti… women, children, and the elderly, are really very vulnerable. The signs of climate change, such as temperature rises and atypical rainfall, are obvious and have devastating effects on agriculture… without adequate action, climate change tends to aggravate the damage caused by disasters and to increase… Read more »

Blessing the Butterflies

This content, including photographs except as noted, was contributed by Fawn Palmer of Churchville Presbyterian Church, an Earth Care Congregation in Maryland. Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of…love.    –K. D’Angelo A  crowd of 50 recently gathered at our church’s Fall Heritage/Family Festival. We tagged six, wild-caught  Monarchs at the Pollinators… 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 »

Earth Care Congregation: LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church

One of the best parts of the General Assembly week for me is often worshipping in a local congregation. On Sunday, June 17, I was able to worship with the PC(USA) certified Earth Care Congregation LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church. We were transported from the convention center in downtown St. Louis to Wood River, IL to… 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 »

Second Presbyterian in St Louis celebrates Earth Sunday

On August 21st, Second Presbyterian Church in St Louis, MO worshiped around the theme of caring for God’s creation. One of the nearly 200 Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations certified as an “Earth Care Congregation,” this congregation has a history of creative education, worship, global mission outreach, gardening and more as they care for God’s creation…. 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 »