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Earth Care Congregations

 


Earth Care CongregationsIs your church active in earth care or interested in becoming more involved in being stewards of God’s earth? Use Earth Care Congregations: A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches to find ideas for earth care projects.

To become certified as Earth Care Congregations churches take the “Earth Care Pledge” and complete activities and projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities and outreach. Submit your application (see below “getting started”) January 1-February 15 of the calendar year in which you’d like to be certified.

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Getting started: Earth Care Congregations applications

Get started on the path to becoming an Earth Care Congregation or find re-certification materials by downloading “Earth Care Congregations: A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches.”

NOTE: The annual enrollment/recertification period is January 1-February 15. You may begin submitting your application at the start of the New Year. Applications are accepted through February 15.

To become certified as a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation in the first year, a church fills out the Earth Care Pledge and tracks its commitments to earth care in the areas of worship, education, facilities, and outreach. The Earth Care Congregation First Year Application (excel form) is to be submitted between January 1—February 15, by email to jessica.maudlin@pcusa.org.

To become re-certified as a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation, a church tracks its continued commitments to earth care in the areas of worship, education, facilities, and outreach. Progress in each of the areas should be marked since the time of the last certification. The Earth Care Congregation Recertification Application (excel form) is to be submitted between January 1—February 15, by email to jessica.maudlin@pcusa.org.


Green Leaf Seal camps

You won’t be surprised to know that much of our learning about God’s creation, our practice at being faithful members of God’s natural world, and our inspiration to keep doing more for environmental justice is happening at Presbyterian camps and conference centers! We celebrate and lift up these Presbyterian camps and conference centers who were certified with the Green Leaf Seal, administered between PCCCA and Environmental Ministries between 2009-2016 (with support from PEC for years before that as well). As more camps naturally incorporate environmental education, farming and gardening practices, and other green elements, the Green Leaf Seal program is in discernment with PCCCA and Presbyterian camp and conference centers. Meanwhile we give thanks for the “early adopters” and lift them up as examples! 

Green Leaf Seal camps and conference centers are:
Buc Outdoor Center, Sapphire, NC
Calvin Center, Hampton, GA
Camp Hanover, Mechanicsville, VA
Camp Kintail, Ontario, CANADA
Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake, Roscommon, MI
Camp Wilmot, Wilmot, NH
Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center, Lithia, FL
Cherokee Retreat Center, White, GA
Crestfield Camp and Conference Center, Slippery Rock, PA
Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, Little Rock, AR
Gilmont Camp and Conference Center, Gilmer, TX
Heartland Presbyterian Center, Parkville, MO
Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center, Allenspark, CO
Holmes Camp and Conference Center, Holmes, NY
Hopewell Camp and Conference Center, Oxford, MS
John Knox Center, Ten Mile, TN
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, OR
Montgomery Presbyterian Center, Stake, FL
Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC
Mound Ridge Camp and Retreat Center, Cook Station, MO
Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, Hunt, TX
Presbytery Point Camp, Republic, MI
Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center, Brownstown, IN
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
Tall Timber Ranch, Leavenworth, WA
Westminster Woods, Occidental, CA

 

The following churches are certified as Earth Care Congregations:

Northern Light United Church, Juneau, AK

University Community Presbyterian Church, Fairbanks, AK

Montevallo Presbyterian Church, Montevallo, AL

First Presbyterian, Livingston, AL

Immanuel Presbyterian, Montgomery, AL

Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL

First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham, AL

Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR

First United Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, AR

First Presbyterian Church, Conway, AR

Park Hill Presbyterian Church, North Little Rock, AR

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Culver City Presbyterian Church, Culver City, CA

St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA

Davis Community Church, Davis, CA

Montclair Presbyterian Church, Oakland, CA

Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church, Loomis, CA

Grace Presbyterian Church, Walnut Creek, CA

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, San Anselmo, CA

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Boulder, CO

Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE

Riviera Presbyterian Church, Miami, FL

Fort King Presbyterian Church, Ocala, FL

Westminster Presbyterian, Gainesville, FL

Riverside Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, FL

Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Indialantic, FL

First Presbyterian Church Brandon, Brandon, FL

First Presbyterian, Deland, Deland, FL

The First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach, Fernandina Beach, FL

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Tucker, GA

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Athens, GA

Christ Church Uniting Disciples & Presbyterians, Kailua, HI

First Presbyterian Church, Iowa City, IA

First Presbyterian of Sandpoint, Idaho, Sandpoint, ID

First Presbyterian of Hoopeston, Hoopeston, IL

Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, Crystal Lake, IL

First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, Urbana, IL

First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, Champaign, IL

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL

First Presbyterian Church, Edwardsville, IL

River Glen Presbyterian Church, Naperville, IL

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL

First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville, Libertyville, IL

LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church, Wood River, IL

First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, IL

Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute, IN

First Presbyterian Church of Scottsburg, Scottsburg, IN

Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, South Bend, IN

Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, KS

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Overland Park, KS

First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, KS, Lawrence, KS

Bardstown Road Presbyterian, Louisville, KY

Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY

Radcliff Presbyterian Church, Radcliff, KY

Springdale Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY

First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethtown, KY, Elizabethtown, KY

Korean Church of Boston, Brookline, MA

Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA

First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia, MD

Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD

Towson Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD

Warner Memorial Presbyterian, Kensington, MD

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD

Rockville United Church, Rockville, MD

Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, MD

Churchville Presbyterian Church, Churchville, MD

Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, Crofton, MD

Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD

Govans Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, North Bethesda, MD

Light Street Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD

Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, ME

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Portage, MI

First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, Plymouth, MI

First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh, Tecumseh, MI

First Presbyterian Church of Buchanan, MI, Buchanan, MI

First Presbyterian Church of Richland, Richland, MI

First Presbyterian Grand Haven, Grand Haven, MI

New Life Presbyterian Church, Roseville, MN

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN

Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, Burnsville, MN

First Presbyterian of South St. Paul, South St. Paul, MN

Macalester-Plymouth United Church, Saint Paul, MN

First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, MN, Stillwater, MN

Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, MN

Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church, Chaska, MN

Cherokee Park United Church, St Paul, MN

Second Presbyterian Church, St Louis, MO

Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church, Wildwood, MO

Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, Webster Groves, MO

John Knox Presbyterian Church, Florissant, MO

Florissant Presbyterian Church, Florissant, MO

New Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Charles, MO

First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, MO

Trinity Presbyterian Church PC(USA), Springfield, MO

Gautier Presbyterian Church, Gautier, MS

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Billings, MT

Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, NC

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC

Kirk of Kildaire, Presbyterian, Cary, NC

Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat, NC

Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Davidson, NC

Black River Presbyterian Church, Ivanhoe, NC

First Presbyterian Church Asheville, Asheville, NC

Providence Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC

Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, Hillsborough, NC

Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Brevard, NC

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC

New Hope Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain, NC

Unity Presbyterian, Denver, NC

Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC

Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC

University Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel in the Pines, Chapel Hill, NC

First Presbyterian Church of Garner, NC, Garner, NC

Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, Pittsboro, NC

Elkin Presbyterian Church, Elkin, NC

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, NE

Nashua Presbyterian Church, Nashua, NH

Trinity Presbyterian Church, East Brunswick, NJ

Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, Bordentown, NJ

Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, Chatham, NJ

Plumsted Presbyterian Church, New Egypt, NJ

Christ Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, NJ

First Presbyterian Church of Haddon Heights, Haddon Heights, NJ

First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, Rumson, NJ

First Presbyterian Church in Pitman, Pitman, NJ

Lincroft Presbyterian Church, Lincroft, NJ

New Life Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque, NM

Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, Placitas, NM

La Mesa Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque, NM

United Presbyterian Church of East Guilford, Sidney, NY

First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake, Saranac Lake, NY

First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown, Cooperstown, NY

White Plains Presbyterian Church, White Plains, NY

Fredonia Presbyterian Church, Fredonia, NY

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, Yorktown Heights, NY

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, Orchard Park, NY

First Presbyterian Church of Hector, Hector, NY

First Presbyterian Church, Ilion, NY

The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, New York, NY

Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian, Cleveland Heights, OH

Fairmount Presbyterian, Cleveland Heights, OH

First Presbyterian Church, Delaware, OH

First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Jackson, OH

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, OH

Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH

Noble Road Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Hts, OH

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH

First Presbyterian Church, Granville, OH

First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, OK

First Presbyterian Church of Norman, Norman, OK

First Presbyterian Church, Cottage Grove, OR

Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, OR

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Eugene, Oregon, Eugene, OR

Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church / Common Ground, Portland, OR

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR

First Presbyterian Church, McMinnville, OR, McMinnville, OR

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, Glenshaw, PA

Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, PA

First Presbyterian Church Clarks Summit, Clarks Summit, PA

State College Presbyterian Church, State College, PA

Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsburg, PA

Sixth Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Berwyn, PA

Abington Presbyterian Church, Abington, PA

Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, PA

First Presbyterian Church of Hollidaysburg, Hollidaysburg, PA

Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne, PA

Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC

McGregor Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC

Shandon Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC

Dorchester Presbyterian Church, Summerville, SC

North Anderson Community Church Presbyterian, Anderson, SC

James Island Presbyterian, Charleston, SC

Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, Bluffton, SC

New Hope Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN

First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Oak Ridge, TN

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Nashville, TN

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, TN

First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, TN, Jackson, TN

New Providence Presbyterian Church, Maryville, TN

Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, TN

Second Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Denton, Texas, Denton, TX

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Bedford, TX

Alpine Presbyterian Church, Longview, TX

Trinity Presbyterian Church, McKinney, TX

The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church, The Woodlands, TX

First Presbyterian Church of Waco, Waco, TX

Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson, TX

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX

Saint Barnabas Presbyterian Church, Richardson, TX

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (USA), Longview, TX

Webster Presbyterian Church, Webster, TX

First Presbyterian Church of Richardson, Richardson, TX

First Presbyterian Church Henderson, TX, Henderson, TX

A Community of the Servant Savior Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX

First Presbyterian, Elgin, TX

Saint Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX

Atascocita Presbyterian Church, Humble, TX

Central Presbyterian Church, Waxahachie, TX

First Presbyterian Church, Logan, UT

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA

Providence Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA

Knox Presbyterian, Falls Church, VA

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, VA

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, VA

Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, Colonial Heights, VA

Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, Blacksburg, VA

Fairlington Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, VA

Madison Presbyterian Church, Madison, VA

United Christian Parish, Reston, VA

Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA

St. James Presbyterian Church, Bellingham, WA

Newport Presbyterian, Bellevue, WA

Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA

Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church, Stevens Point, WI

First Presbyterian Church – Marshfield, WI, Marshfield, WI

Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, Wauwatosa, WI

Faith Springs Presbyterian Church, Pewaukee, WI

First Presbyterian Church, Eau Claire, WI

First Presbyterian Church, Baraboo, WI

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, Shepherdstown, WV

Glenville Presbyterian Church, Glenville, WV

Spencer Presbyterian, Spencer, WV

Highlands United Presbyterian Church, Cheyenne, WY

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For more information

Contact Environmental Ministries with any questions about the Earth Care Congregations Program.

Want to learn more about the Earth Care Congregations program?

Download a PowerPoint presentation to share with your congregation.

Read about churches doing earth care ministry on our blog.

Download an Earth Care Congregations bulletin insert.