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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.

Download an Earth Care Congregations bulletin insert.


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 online form which can be found at: http://surveys.pcusa.org/s3/Earth-Care-Congregation-Application.

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 is to be submitted between January 1—February 15, by online form found at http://surveys.pcusa.org/s3/Earth-Care-Congregation-Application.

Excel formats of the application questions for preparation of submission can be found for download in the Learn More menu.


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

 

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The following churches are certified as Earth Care Congregations:

First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham | Birmingham, AL
First Presbyterian Church of Livingston, Alabama | Livingston, AL
Montevallo Presbyterian Church | Montevallo, AL

Northern Light United Church | Juneau, AK
University Community Presbyterian Church | Fairbanks, AK

First Presbyterian Church | Conway, AR
First United Presbyterian Church | Fayetteville, AR
Parkhill Presbyterian Church | North Little Rock, AR
Second Presbyterian Church | Little Rock, AR

Arcata First Presbyterian Church | Arcata, CA
Carmichael Presbyterian Church | Carmichael, CA
Culver City Presbyterian Church | Culver City, CA
Davis Community Church | Davis, CA
First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael | San Rafael, CA
First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto | Palo Alto, CA
First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo | San Anselmo, CA
Grace First Presbyterian Church | Long Beach, CA
Grace Presbyterian Church | Walnut Creek, CA
Presbyterian Church of the Roses | Santa Rosa, CA
Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church | Loomis, CA
St. Mark Presbyterian Church | Newport Beach, CA
Valley Presbyterian Church | Portola Valley, CA

CENTRALongmont Presbyterian Church | Longmont, CO
First Presbyterian Church | Yuma, CO
First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins, CO | Fort Collins CO
Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church | Denver, CO
St. Andrew | Boulder, CO

Hanover Presbyterian Church | Wilmington, DE
Trinity Presbyterian Church | Wilmington, DE
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Wilmington, DE

Eastminster Presbyterian Church | Indialantic, FL
First Presbyterian Church Brandon | Brandon, FL
First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach, FL | Fernandina Beach, FL
First Presbyterian Church of Naples | Naples, FL
First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, Florida | Dunedin, FL
First Presbyterian, Deland | Deland, FL
Ft. King Presbyterian | Ocala, FL
Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church | Tampa, FL
Peace Presbyterian Church | Lakewood Ranch, FL
Riverside Presbyterian Church | Jacksonville, FL
Riviera Presbyterian Church | Miami, FL
Westminster Presbyterian | Gainesville, FL

Covenant Presbyterian Church | Athens, GA
Covenant Presbyterian Church | Augusta, GA
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church | Atlanta, GA
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church | Tucker, GA

Christ Church Uniting Disciples & Presbyterians | Kailua, HI

First Presbyterian Church | Iowa City, IA
Trinity United Presbyterian Church | Indianola, IA
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Dubuque, IA

First Presbyterian of Sandpoint  | Sandpoint, ID

First Presbyterian Church | Edwardsville, IL
First Presbyterian Church | Monticello, IL
First Presbyterian Church | Woodstock, IL
First Presbyterian Church of Champaign | Champaign, IL
First Presbyterian Church of Hoopeston | Hoopeston, IL
Fourth Presbyterian Church | Chicago, IL
Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church | Crystal Lake, IL
River Glen Presbyterian Church | Naperville, IL
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Springfield, IL

First Presbyterian Church Fort Wayne | Fort Wayne, IN
First Presbyterian Church of Scottsburg | Scottsburg, IN
First Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville | Jeffersonville, IN

First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, Kansas | Lawrence, KS
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church | Overland Park, KS
Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church | Overland Park, KS
Village Presbyterian Church | Prairie Village, KS

Bardstown Road Presbyterian | Louisville, KY
Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church | Louisville, KY
First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown, KY | Elizabethtown, KY
Springdale Presbyterian Church | Louisville, KY

Church of the Covenant | Boston, MA
Korean Church of Boston | Brookline, MA

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church | Bethesda, MD
Catonsville Presbyterian | Catonsville, MD
Churchville Presbyterian Church | Churchville, MD
Faith Presbyterian Church Baltimore | Baltimore, MD
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County | Columbia, MD
Govans Presbyterian Church | Baltimore, MD
New Hope Presbyterian Church | Derwood, MD
Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church | Crofton, MD
Rockville United Church | Rockville, MD
Roland Park Presbyterian Church | Baltimore, MD
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | North Bethesda, MD
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church | Takoma Park, MD
Towson Presbyterian Church | Towson, MD
Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church | Kensington, MD
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church | Severna Park, MD

Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, | Topsham, ME

First Presbyterian Church Grand Haven | Grand Haven, MI
First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth | Plymouth, MI
First Presbyterian Church | Richland, MI
First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh | Tecumseh, MI
First Presbyterian Church, Buchanan, MI | Buchanan, MI
Geneva Presbyterian Church (USA) | Canton, MI
Pennfield Presbyterian Church | Battle Creek, MI
Presbyterian Church of Traverse City | Traverse City, MI
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Portage, MI

Cherokee Park United Church | Saint Paul, MN
First Presbyterian Church of South St. Paul | South St Paul, MN
First Presbyterian of Stillwater, Minnesota | Stillwater, MN
Macalester-Plymouth United Church | Saint Paul, MN
New Life Presbyterian Roseville | Roseville, MN
Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington MN | Bloomington, MN
Presbyterian Church of the Apostles | Burnsville, MN
The House of Hope Presbyterian Church | Saint Paul, MN
Valley Community Presbyterian Church | Golden Valley, MN
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis MN | Minneapolis, MN

Central Presbyterian Church | Kansas City, MO
First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, MO | Columbia, MO
Florissant Presbyterian Church | Florissant, MO
John Knox Presbyterian Church | Florissant, MO
New Hope Presbyterian Church | St. Charles, MO
Second Presbyterian Church | St Louis, MO
Trinity Presbyterian Church Springfield MO | Springfield, MO
Webster Groves Presbyterian Church | Webster Groves, MO
Westport Presbyterian Church | Kansas City, MO
Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church | Ballwin, MO

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church | Black Mountain, NC
Black River Green Team | Ivanhoe, NC
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church | Brevard, NC
Caldwell Presbyterian Church | Charlotte, NC
Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church | Chapel Hill, NC
Davidson College Presbyterian Church | Davidson, NC
First Presbyterian Church | Asheville, NC
First Presbyterian Church of Concord | Concord, NC
First Presbyterian Church of Garner, NC | Garner, NC
First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro | Greensboro, NC
First Presbyterian Church, Durham North Carolina | Durham, NC
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church | Asheville, NC
Guilford Park Presbyterian Church | Greensboro, NC
Hillsborough Presbyterian Church | Hillsborough, NC
Kirk of Kildaire, Presbyterian | Cary, NC
Montreat Presbyterian Church | Montreat, NC
New Hope Presbyterian Church | Asheville, NC
Northminster Presbyterian Church | Hickory, NC
Parkway Presbyterian Church | Winston-Salem, NC
Pittsboro Presbyterian Church | Pittsboro, NC
Providence Presbyterian Church | Charlotte, NC
The Church of Reconciliation | Chapel Hill, NC
Unity Presbyterian Church | Denver, NC
University Presbyterian Church | Chapel Hill, NC
Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church | Swannanoa, NC
West Raleigh Presbyterian | Raleigh, NC
Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church | Raleigh, NC

Dundee Presbyterian Church | Omaha, NE
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Lincoln, NE

Nashua Presbyterian Church | Nashua, NH

First Presbyterian Church in Pitman | Pitman, NJ
First Presbyterian Church of Bordentown | Bordentown, NJ
First Presbyterian Church of Haddon Heights | Haddon Heights, NJ
First Presbyterian Church of Rumson | Rumson, NJ
First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna | Succasunna, NJ
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church | Bordentown, NJ
Lincroft Presbyterian Church | Lincroft, NJ
Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church | Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Plumsted Presbyterian Church | New Egypt, NJ
Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township | Chatham, NJ
Trinity Presbyterian Church | East Brunswick, NJ

First Presbyterian Church | Albuquerque, NM
La Mesa Presbyterian Church | Albuquerque, NM
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church | Placitas, NM
New Life Presbyterian Church | Albuquerque, NM

Delmar Presbyterian Church | Delmar, NY
First Presbyterian Church | Ilion, NY
First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown | Cooperstown, NY
First Presbyterian Church of Hector | Hector, NY
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca | Ithaca, NY
First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake | Saranac Lake, NY
First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown | Yorktown Heights, NY
Fredonia Presbyterian Church | Fredonia, NY
Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church | Lagrangeville, NY
The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York | New York, NY
United Presbyterian Church of East Guilford | Sidney, NY
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Albany, NY
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Buffalo, NY

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church | Cincinnati, OH
Circleville Presbyterian Church | Circleville, OH
Fairmount Presbyterian Church | Cleveland Heights, OH
First Presbyterian Church | Minerva, OH
First Presbyterian Church | Wooster, OH
First Presbyterian Church Jackson | Jackson, OH
First Presbyterian Church of Delaware, Ohio | Delaware, OH
First Presbyterian Church of Granville | Granville, OH
First Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green, OH | Bowling Green, OH
Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian | Cleveland Hts, OH
Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church | Lyndhurst, OH
Noble Road Presbyterian | Cleveland Hts, OH
Oxford Presbyterian Church | Oxford, OH

College Hill Presbyterian Church | Tulsa, OK
First Presbyterian Church Norman | Norman, OK
First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, OK | Stillwater, OK

Common Ground Presbyterian Church in the Colonial Heights Neighborhood | Portland, OR
First Presbyterian Church | Cottage Grove, OR
First Presbyterian Church, McMinnville, OR | McMinnville OR
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church | Portland, OR
Southminster Presbyterian Church | Beaverton OR
Valley Community Presbyterian Church | Portland OR

East Liberty Presbyterian Church | Pittsburgh, PA
Highland Presbyterian Church | Lancaster, PA
Market Square Church | Harrisburg, PA
Overbrook Presbyterian Church | Philadelphia, PA
Pine Street Presbyterian Church | Harrisburg, PA
Silver Spring Presbyterian Church | Mechanicsburg, PA
Sixth Presbyterian Church | Pittsburgh, PA
State College Presbyterian Church | State College, PA
Trinity Presbyterian Church of Berwyn | Berwyn, PA
Wayne Presbyterian Church | Wayne, PA
Westminster Presbyterian Church | West Chester, PA

Dorchester Presbyterian Church | Summerville, SC
Forest Lake Presbyterian Church | Columbia, SC
James Island Presbyterian Church | Charleston, SC
Lowcountry Presbyterian Church | Bluffton, SC
North Anderson Community Church Presbyterian | Anderson, SC
Shandon Presbyterian Church | Columbia, SC
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church | Charleston, SC

Bethel Presbyterian Church | Kingston, TN
Covenant Presbyterian Church | Johnson City, TN
First Presbyterian Church | Jackson, TN
First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge, TN | Oak Ridge, TN
Second Presbyterian Church | Nashville, TN
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Nashville, TN

A Community of the Servant-Savior Presbyterian Church | Houston, TX
Alpine Presbyterian Church | Longview, TX
Atascocita Presbyterian Church | Humble, TX
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church | Richardson, TX
Central Presbyterian Church | Waxahachie, TX
Covenant Presbyterian Church | Lubbock, TX
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church | Bedford, TX
First Presbyterian Church | Henderson, TX
First Presbyterian Church of Richardson | Richardson, TX
First Presbyterian Church, Elgin, TX | Elgin, TX
Saint Philip Presbyterian Church | Houston, TX
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church | Richardson, TX
St. Philip Presbyterian Church | Hurst, TX
St. Thomas Presbyterian | Houston, TX
The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church | The Woodlands, TX
Trinity Presbyterian Church | Denton, TX
Trinity Presbyterian Church- Mckinney | Mckinney, TX
University Presbyterian Church | San Antonio, TX
Webster Presbyterian Church | Webster, TX
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Austin, TX

First Presbyterian Church Logan Utah | Logan, UT

Blacksburg Presbyterian Church | Blacksburg, VA
Bon Air Presbyterian Church | Richmond, VA
Covenant Presbyterian Church | Roanoke, VA
Fairfax Presbyterian Church | Fairfax, VA
Fairlington Presbyterian Church | Alexandria, VA
First Presbyterian Church | Martinsville, VA
First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, VA | Woodbridge, VA
Knox Presbyterian Church | Falls Church, VA
Lewinsville Presbyterian Church | McLean, VA
Madison Presbyterian Church | Madison, VA
Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church | Alexandria, VA
Providence Presbyterian Church | Fairfax, VA
Second Presbyterian Church of Richmond | Richmond, VA
Trinity Presbyterian Church | Arlington, VA
Trinity Presbyterian Church | Harrisonburg, VA
United Christian Parish | Reston, VA
Westminster Presbyterian Church | Charlottesville, VA

Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church USA | Pacific Beach, WA
First Presbyterian Church Port Townsend | Port Townsend, WA
Saint James Presbyterian Church | Bellingham, WA
Trinity Presbyterian | Tacoma, WA
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church | Seattle, WA

Bayfield Presbyterian Church | Bayfield, WI
Faith Springs Presbyterian Church | Pewaukee, WI
First Presbyterian Church – Marshfield, WI | Marshfield, WI
First Presbyterian Church | Eau Claire, WI
First Presbyterian Church of Baraboo, WI | Baraboo, WI
Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church | Wauwatosa, WI

Glenville Presbyterian Church | Glenville, WV
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church | Shepherdstown, WV
Spencer Presbyterian Church | Spencer, WV

Highlands United Presbyterian Church | Cheyenne, WY