Posts Categorized: Earth Care Congregations

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 »

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church’s Earth Care Efforts

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church (GPC) in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania was certified as an Earth Care Congregation in June 2011. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ran a story about the church’s environmental stewardship efforts and Earth Care Congregations certification on August 4. Read the article. I also received the update below from Beth Egan, a church member and participant in the… Read more »

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 »

Creation Care Journal Keeps Asheville Church Informed

First Presbyterian Church in Asheville, North Carolina, has taken many steps towards greening their congregation. They are an Earth Care Congregation, they have created greening projects with their communities, and they were even awarded the Greener Pastor Climate Fellows Award this year. The church, however, has taken even more steps, creating a ‘green’ blog. Penny… Read more »

Environmental Ministries, Carbon Offsets, and Big Tent

The Big Tent starts on June 30 in Indianapolis.  The gathering will be made up of Presbyterians from around the country celebrating the mission and ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  PC(USA) Environmental Ministries will be leading a workshop on Earth Care Congregations at the gathering, and will facilitate a Peacemaking Conversation on “Making Peace… Read more »

Greener Pastor Award to First Presbyterian Asheville

First Presbyterian Church in Asheville, North Carolina, which is an Earth Care Congregation, has shared some exciting news. The church has been received an Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) Greener Pastors Climate Fellow Award. This award will help the…

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2011 Earth Day Sunday Celebrations

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. Presbyterian churches are urged to reflect on caring for God’s creation on a Sunday near Earth Day. PC(USA) Environmental Ministries promotes the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program Earth Day resources….

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Tagging Turtles and Eco-Justice

Brad McFall, the Stewardship of Creation Enabler in the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley submitted the following article and picture about a recent eco-justice oriented youth trip. You can find out more at the Tagging Turtles website. Presbyterian youth in New…

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Continue to Tread Lightly

As we continue to celebrate Easter and feel the hope and joy of Christ’s resurrection, let us continue on our journey that started as Treading Lightly for Lent. The last action on the “Tread Lightly for Lent” calendar read: “Contemplate…

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Tread Lightly for Lent April 3

Action for April 3: Work with your congregation to protect God’s creation and become an Earth Care Congregation. Learn about the program on the Environmental Ministries website. Take part in “Tread Lightly for Lent” this Lenten season. Learn about eco-justice…

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