Posts Categorized: Earth Care Congregations

Spotlight on First Presbyterian Church of Howard County

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! “Our faith tradition teaches us that the earth and all creation are God’s, and that God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth, to protect and restore it for it’s own sake, and for the future use and enjoyment of the human family, ”… Read more »

Spotlight on St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Kilmarnock, VA)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   In rural Virginia, a nearly 30 year old church with around 230 members, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kilmarnock, VA, enters its 5th year of being certified by the PCUSA Earth Care Congregation programs. Starting a number of creation care efforts before the certification program was… Read more »

Spotlight on First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   FPC Cottage Grove encourages getting to church in many different ways!   Before connecting with the Presbyterian Earth Care Congregations Certification Program, the Earth and Social Justice Commission at First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove was already involved in conservation projects.   Alison Center, a member… Read more »

Spotlight on St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Tucker, GA)

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Tucker, GA) font and sanctuary   Nearly a decade ago, individual members at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church separately approached their pastor to share that they had a special passion and concern in caring for God’s creation. The pastor helped these members to come… Read more »

Spotlight on Light Street Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   Curtis Brown, the coordinator of the Earth Care team at Light Street Presbyterian Church, has been helping out for 15 years with the brainstorming and physical aspect of creation care projects, whether it’s gardening, moving things around, or changing lightbulbs. More recently though, as he’s become… Read more »

Spotlight on Knox North Como Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations! children’s time on earth care at North Como Knox Presbyterian Church   North Como Presbyterian Church, Roseville, MN (now merging with Knox Presbyterian Church) has been an Earth Care Congregation since the beginning of the certification program in 2010. Starting their activities even prior to that, they… Read more »

PCUSA News: Earth Care Congregations

PC(USA) celebrates 5 years of Earth Care Congregations program, 14 churches honored Presbyterian News Service Bethany Daily LOUISVILLE [EXCERPTS follow, click  for the full article here]   Five years after it began, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Earth Care Congregations program is celebrating 14 churches that have demonstrated a commitment to caring for God’s creation.   To be… Read more »

Spotlight on Maryland Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   Maryland Presbyterian Church, situated in several acres of wooded real estate in Towson, MD, has been working on caring for God’s creation for over a decade. Among the first few churches that started as a pilot project of PCUSA Earth Care Congregations, church members at Maryland… Read more »

Spotlight on Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church

Celebrating 5th Year PCUSA Certified Earth Care Congregations!   Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church (Stevens Point, WI), did not just begin earth care activities five years ago. Now celebrating the “5th year certification” with the PCUSA national program, church members in this congregation have been active and creatively engaged in environmental stewardship since 2001.   Originally… Read more »

Creation Care at Local Churches in All Denominations

While highlighting New Hope Presbyterian Church (Chattanooga) as the Presbyterian example (see snippet below), this great article includes churches from many denominations!   “Stewards of the Earth” by Karen Nazor Hill in Timesfreepress.com   Excerpt:   “In Chattanooga, New Hope Presbyterian Church has its “Earth Care Team,” a group dedicated to being “stewards of God’s… Read more »