Earth Care Congregations

“…God’s work in creation is too wonderful, too ancient, too beautiful, too good to be desecrated…Restoring creation is God’s own work in our time, in which God comes both to judge and to restore…”
—PC(USA) Environmental Policy

Is your church active in earth care or interested in becoming more involved in being stewards of God’s earth?

Earth Care Congregations are congregations that have committed to the “Earth Care Pledge” and accomplished a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four ministry areas: worship, education, facilities, and outreach.  Congregation members will also be invited to participate as individuals by completing similar actions in their homes.

To find ideas for earth care projects or to apply to become certified, check out:
https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/environment/earth-care-congregations/

“Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” (Job 12:7-10)

To learn more:
https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/environment/earth-care-congregations/
https://presbyearthcare.org/earth-care-congregations/
https://presbyearthcare.org/resources/pcusa-programs/

Peaks Presbytery Earth Care Congregations:
(links to Earth Care info)
Blacksburg Presbyterian Church
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1st Martinsville Presbyterian Church

For more info, reach out to:
Bob Fiedler, rev.rafiedler@gmail.com

Creation Care Contacts:

Judi Barnes Covenant PC jpb0844@aol.com
Carol Merritt Covenant PC goldilocks@rsmerritt.net
Sarah Windes Blacksburg PC sarah@blacksburgpres.org
Denny Casey FPC Martinsville

d.a.casey@comcast.net