Posts Categorized: Earth Care Congregations

Earth Care Congregation Spotlight: Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (Shepherdstown, WV)   Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church had their annual EarthFest at the church in early April. This event was an hour-long mixture of earthy-songs presented in the sanctuary by dynamite local musicians (some from the congregation), punctuated by really moving recitations about earth care.  A lot of the focus was on coal-mining and… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation Spotlight: Village Presbyterian Church

Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS: Climate Change Forum   With over a hundred people in attendance, the Village Presbyterian Church’s March Environmental Forum on Climate Change exceeded expectations.  Panelists shared informative, articulate, and complementary information on climate change while other participants offered inspiring prayers, good scriptural context, and the overall religious framework to… Read more »

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church wins GIPL award

Congratulations to PCUSA Earth Care Congregation St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker, GA! They just received a grant from Georgia Interfaith Power & Light to install more energy efficient lighting in their education building. They are also the fourth church in Georgia to earn GIPL’s Creation Wise certification in recognition of their work on energy… Read more »

PCUSA Environmental Ministries and GreenFaith collaboration: webinar now available online!

Have you been hearing about the new collaboration between PCUSA Environmental Ministries and GreenFaith but not yet learned as much as you would like?   The informative, inspiring, and encouraging webinar about the GreenFaith certification program– which gives PCUSA congregations the opportunity to become PCUSA Earth Care certified as well as receiving this interfaith certification–… Read more »

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown, KY loves mountains!

The pastor and members of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown, KY were among the more than one thousand people who rallied at the state’s capital to declare love for the mountains and people of Appalachia. In a time where mountaintop removal coal mining is decimating communities, impacting the quality of soil, air, and water as… Read more »

Sunday Morning Sustainability: Earth Day Sunday 2013

“Sunday Morning Sustainability: Eco-Justice Impacts and Opportunities” (the Earth Day Sunday 2013 resource) is now available! Celebrate an earth care Sunday in worship and education through this ecumenically developed resource.   For this resource and earlier themes for Earth Day Sunday, go to the Environmental Ministries web site.

Earth Care church spotlight: Bayfield Presbyterian Church

  Bayfield Presbyterian Church in Bayfield, WI is one of the 100+ PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations. Bayfield Presbyterian is located only a few block from the shore of beautiful Lake Superior. This congregation has a long tradition of appreciating and caring for this incredible example of God’s Creation.   Bayfield Presbyterian has taken many… Read more »

Environmental Ministries and GreenFaith announce partnership

GreenFaith Certification Program to offer interfaith approaches to caring for earth; Feb. 25 webinar will explain more Today (Feb. 8), GreenFaith and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Environmental Ministries announce a collaboration to invite Presbyterian churches into the GreenFaith Certification Program.   The program offers an opportunity to enhance and expand the earth care ministries of… Read more »

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church celebrates Earth Day

Presbyterian congregations all across the country have been caring for God’s creation in their worship life, educational programs, facilities, and outreach. For many this is an ongoing part of their Christian vocation lived out in the world and it happens year-round.   Earth Day (April 22) is a special day to reflect about why we… Read more »

Webinar on Earth Care Congregations and Environmental Education

The Earth Care Congregations (ECC) program will be a featured segment in a live national “webinar” on Tuesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. Eastern time.

 William Seaman, from the Earth Ministry Team of Montreat Presbyterian Church (a certified PCUSA Earth Care Congregation), has been invited to be a co-presenter and will be giving a case study of how the ECC program reflects excellence in its content and process. Much of his material comes from the national Presbyterian guidebook for the process and from his own experience at Montreat Presbyterian Church.

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