Posts Categorized: Environment

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 »

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 »

I Love Mountains!

PCUSA General Assemblies have time and again urged us to seek environmental justice, particularly for those in low-income communities. One of the most critical environmental justice issues in our country right now is to stand for justice for the people and environment of Appalachia, by standing against mountaintop removal coal mining.   Today, gathering as… 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 »

Tread Lightly for Lent 2013 daily calendar available on-line

The 2013 daily calendar “Tread Lightly for Lent” is now available for download. Click here to learn more. Individuals and congregations alike are invited to use this resource as a daily reminder that drawing close to God and caring for God’s earth go hand in hand. May your Lenten season be blessed!

This weekend congregations will host preach-ins on climate change

Presbyterian congregations as well as many others are participating this weekend in a national “preach-in” on global warming. In addition to raising the issue of climate change in worship and preaching, churches may send postcards or petitions to President Obama to “love” God’s earth (this close to Valentine’s Day). My home church is participating in… Read more »

United Nations Conference of Parties meeting now in Qatar

Right now, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is meeting in Doha, Qatar for the 18th Conference of the Parties.   As Christians and as global citizens, we are invited to follow along.    During these two weeks, will you:   learn more, by reading about the conversations at the UNFCCC web… Read more »