Newport PC and Wedgwood PC are certified as Earth Care Congregations by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Environmental Ministries through February 2017.
Rebecca Barnes, Associate for Environmental Ministries, PC(USA), says 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 program at the churches, please use the contact information provided below:
- Newport Presbyterian Church: Holly Hallman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wedgwood Presbyterian Church: Jennifer Houston at email@example.com.
For more information on the Earth Care Congregations program, go to www.pcusa.org/earth-care-congregations.