PRESBYTERY OF CHARLOTTE “EARTH CARE CONGREGATIONS”
The following churches were certified as Earth Care Congregations by the PCUSA Environmental Ministries through February 2017:
Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Davidson, NC
First Presbyterian Church of Concord, NC
Providence Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
This honor speaks to the great commitment that these congregations have to caring for God’s earth.
To become an Earth Care Congregation, these churches affirmed the Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into all facets of their church life. They also completed projects and activities in the fields of worship, education, facilities, and outreach.
The Earth Care Congregation certification is designed to recognize churches that have made the commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden.
The Earth Care Congregations program was started in 2010 by PC(USA) Environmental Ministries. The goal of the program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all of church life. The Earth Care Congregation certification honors churches that made that commitment, and encourages others to follow their lead.
For more information on the Earth Care Congregations program go to www.pcusa.org/earth-care-congregations.
Presbyterians for Earth Care
2017 Conference and Environmental Justice Immersion
BLESSING THE WATERS OF LIFE: Justice and Healing for our Watersheds
September 26-29, 2017
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center on the Columbia River in Oregon
Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
For more information contact:
Dennis Testerman, Stewardship of Creation Enabler
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 980-521-4871