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Earth Care Congregations

Churches can respond to extreme heat and climate change

With climate change and other factors contributing to scorching conditions in various parts of the world, Creation Justice Ministries recently hosted a webinar to help churches spring into action, from becoming cooling centers to advocating for environmentally friendly legislation.

Ways churches can respond to extreme heat and climate change

With climate change and other factors contributing to scorching conditions in various parts of the world, Creation Justice Ministries hosted a recent webinar to help churches spring into action, from becoming cooling centers to advocating for environmentally friendly legislation.

Blessing the animals, Presbyterian style

With so much love and joy — and even grief — that pets bring to people, more Presbyterian churches are beginning to offer a Blessing of the Animals service. Traditionally held in early fall to coincide with the Oct. 4 feast day of St. Francis, these services invite members of the congregation to bring their pets to the church to be blessed.

The little Presbyterian church in the big woods

Ten pairs of trail shoes crunch up the carriage road. A dry August has browned trailside grass and prompted some early color amid the maples. Grasshoppers shoot off in all directions. A few monarch butterflies drift by in pursuit of milkweed. We are on our way to Elder’s Grove, an 8-acre stand of old-growth white pines that date to 1675.

Becoming an Earth Care congregation

Caring for God’s creation is a mission for any size congregation, and becoming a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation can help.

Bringing Earth care to Hispanic-Latina churches

Representatives from various Hispanic-Latina churches were introduced to the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Earth care programming this week as part of a series of educational talks called “New Year, Earth Renewed” or “Año nuevo, Tierra renovada.”

In praise of Earth Care Congregations

During the dinner break on the final day of the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference, participants were treated to images of a minister in a clerical collar blessing a crawfish, a seven-person congregation that installed solar panels on its church building, a woman tending her church grounds with Earth-friendly lawn-care equipment and more.

In praise of Earth Care Congregations

During the dinner break on the final day of the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference Sunday, participants were treated to images of a minister in a clerical collar blessing a crawfish, a seven-person congregation that installed solar panels on its church building, a woman tending her church grounds with Earth-friendly lawn-care equipment and more.