Posts Categorized: Earth Care Congregations

Beginning a 5th Year Anniversary for PCUSA Earth Care Congregations

Birthday Cake and Singing for Earth Care Congregations at PEC Lunch, June 2014   This summer, 2014, marks the 5th year of certification for 13 of PCUSA’s certified Earth Care Congregations. For five years, these churches have been growing ever deeper in their ministry and witness and for five years, the PCUSA Earth Care Congregation… Read more »

State Notice for Presbyterian Earth Care Congregation

In addition to enhancing the well-being of the congregation, securing a better world for future generations, and deepening a sense of Christian discipleship, Earth Care Congregations are finding ways to build up their local communities– and being noticed for it!   In February, Forest Lake Church helped create a community garden at a transition residence… Read more »

Celebrating Winners of the Cool Congregations Competition with Interfaith Power and Light!

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Overland Park KS, has just been informed they have won first place in the “Energy Savings Category” in the Interfaith Power and Light Cool Congregations 2013 Challenge.   Their submission was an “Adopt-A-Light”  campaign  where they designed and installed a lighting retrofit project saving utility costs AND reducing our CO2 contribution to… Read more »

Youth activities, mission trips and more: Webster Groves Presbyterian Church cares for God’s creation

  Webster Groves Presbyterian Church (MO) formed its Environmental Stewardship Committee in 2011 and developed a mission statement which outlined their intent “to be careful stewards of the environment as we honor God’s covenant with all of creation…”   The committee has worked to minimize the environmental impact of the church and recently became certified by… Read more »

Congratulations to Hillsborough Presbyterian Church (NC)!

Hillsborough Presbyterian Church is certified as a PCUSA Earth Care Congregation ((from left) Robin Bedingfield, Pastor Bob Brizendine, and Stewardship Moderator Diana Montgomery)   First-year certified Earth Care Congregation Hillsborough Presbyterian Church (NC) is a small congregation, preparing to celebrate their 200th anniversary in September of 2016. Earth Care team member Robin Bedingfield writes, “While… Read more »

Nashua Presbyterian Church, “the Church in the Woods”

The PCUSA Earth Care Congregation program welcomes newly certified Earth Care Congregation Nashua Presbyterian Church (NH).  When this congregation was chartered as a PCUSA church and built its sanctuary in 1997, they chose to build it back from the road – in the woods.  They call themselves “The Church in the Woods.” Because of their… Read more »

Village Presbyterian Lenten Water Campaign

This week Village Church’s Environmental Action Committee launched its Stop Using Bottled Water during Lent campaign.  Following the example of campaigns by the Green Team at Platt Woods UMC in 2012 and by the Earth Shepherds at Second Presbyterian Church in 2013, EAC has placed signs at Drinking Fountains and at Lavatories around the church… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation Saves through Solar!

North Presbyterian Church solar panels save money and carbon pollution “Lent” has a new meaning at North Presbyterian Church (Williamsburg, NY) that is close to the word’s ancient etymology. Because of the lengthening days, it’s the time of year when the church starts producing more of the electricity than it uses.   The church has… Read more »

Solar Panels at Second Presbyterian Church

The Earth Shepherds of Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, MO continue to invite their congregation to care for God’s creation in a diversity of ways. This church has truly responded to this committee’s great leadership and to the improvements helped along by the Building and Grounds session committee and their Building Manager Don Weeks,… Read more »