Posts Categorized: Earth Care Congregations

Earth Day Sunday 2015

“Have you anything here to eat?” Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate Earth Day Sunday 2015 resource   As disciples of Jesus Christ, we commit to daily living out our faith. We do this individually, in community with one another, and with the rest of God’s creation. On this Earth Day Sunday, we reflect in particular on how… Read more »

Stories

This page is a collection of stories that have been printed on this blog about our PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations and other earth-caring congregations. You can also find these stories through clicking various categories on the right sidebar menu (for instance if you are looking for “food” or “climate” or “education” stories about churches)…. Read more »

Save the Date: PCUSA Earth Care Congregation Summit 2015

gathering together at the PEC Conference at Montreat September 15-18, 2015 at Montreat Conference Center, Presbyterians for Earth Care is offering a conference “Down-to-Earth Advocacy and Action.” PHP’s Environmental Ministries is considering this conference the 2015 Summit for Earth Care Congregations, hoping earth care teams can send representation to the PEC conference in order to… Read more »

The Greening of a Congregation

The Greening of Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church the Rev. Dr. Larry A. Grimm, Parish Associate for Outreach and Growth the Rev. Mark Meeks, Pastor and Spiritual Leader November 23, 2014   This is a brief account of the “greening” of a congregation. We say a congregation because it involves the building and the congregational lifestyle…. Read more »

Spotlight on Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY is one of the PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations which is now pursuing the dual certification with GreenFaith. Their enrollment into the GreenFaith sustainable congregation program both recertifies the congregation with PCUSA Earth Care Congregations and gives them room… Read more »

Spotlight on Second Presbyterian Church (Little Rock, AR)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! Second Presbyterian Church receives Faithful Green Friend award   Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, AR has been ministering with special attention to God’s creation since the 80s. The first incarnation of their efforts was a group called SPEC (Second Presbyterian Environmental Council) and this group introduced… Read more »

Spotlight on Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (Swarthmore, PA)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! Earth care activities at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (SPC) took root in the passion and commitment of its members.  One of the founding members of the Earth Care team works for the EPA and used her knowledge to help frame a recommendation to Session that established environmental stewardship… Read more »

Spotlight on Trinity Presbyterian Church (East Brunswick, NJ)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! Garden dedication (photo credit: Alex Mendez, Home News Tribune) Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, NJ has about 350 members, is located about 45 minutes from New York City, and integrates care for all God’s earth into all facets of their ministry. When the church was brainstorming… Read more »

Spotlight on Montevallo Presbyterian Church (Montevallo, AL)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! Functional art (bike rack) at Montevallo Presbyterian Church   Montevallo Presbyterian Church is a small congregation in Montevallo, AL with a building from 1902. It sits in a university town and does great ministry for all God’s creation. The Green Team at Montevallo has active committee involvement… Read more »

Spotlight on The Church of Reconciliation

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! A Devotion in Motion, “The Life-Giving Water” by Abby Kameny, Magdalen Davidson, Allison Davidson   Drawing members from around the Triangle region of North Carolina, The Church of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill’s Earth Care Committee deepens the faith life of its members and engages in a multitude… Read more »