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 categories: worship, education, facilities, and outreach.
The four categories of actions in the “Earth Care Pledge” were used as a guide for developing “Earth Care Congregations: A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches,” which provides congregations with worksheets, resources, and instructions for becoming an Earth Care Congregation. Congregation members are also invited to participate as individuals by completing similar actions in their homes.s.
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Certified Congregations in our Presbytery
- Ark & Dove Presbyterian Church, Odenton
- Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Baltimore
- Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville
- Churchville Presbyterian, Churchville
- Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore*
- First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia
- Govans Presbyterian Church, Govans
- Knox Presbyterian Church, Baltimore*
- Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson
- Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, Crofton
- Roland Park Presbyterian Church, Baltimore
- Towson Presbyterian Church, Towson
* Previously Certified or Pending Certification
Applying for Certification
If your church is active in earth care or interested in becoming more involved in being stewards of God’s earth, visit PC(USA)’s Earth Care Congregation webpage for more information.
First Year Churches
The Earth Care Congregation application for congregations applying for their first year is available at: www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/earth-care-congregation-first-year-application. This application includes the Earth Care Pledge.
The Earth Care Congregation application for congregations who are recertifying is available at: www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/earth-care-congregation-recertification. This does not include the Earth Care Pledge, as the Pledge does not need to be resubmitted after first year certification.
Earth Care Pledge
The Earth Care Pledge can be downloaded by itself as a PDF document.
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake Partner Congregations
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake is building a movement of faith communities working together to restore, honor, and protect the Chesapeake Bay. To learn more about the Partner Pledge, visit the IPC’s website.
- Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
- Catonsville Presbyterian Church
- Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church
- Churchville Presbyterian Church
- Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church
- Fallston Presbyterian Church
- Faith Presbyterian Church
- First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
- Govans Presbyterian Church
- Highland Presbyterian Church
- Knox Presbyterian Church
- Maryland Presbyterian Church
- Roland Park Presbyterian Church
- Second Presbyterian Church
- Towson Presbyterian Church
- Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church
Respond to climate change with Interfaith Power & Light
Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) is working with churches across the Presbytery and congregations of many faiths in Maryland and the DC area to support them in responding to climate change. Join the email list to connect with our regional faith climate movement, invite a speaker or program, download their annual Lenten Creation Care calendar, order light switch reminders for your facility, and explore taking your church solar!
The Climate Care Challenge
The Climate Care Challenge is a two part commitment that first asks participants to make a personal step to help decrease the impacts of climate change, then asks for an outward step that engages the participant’s community. Take the Climate Care Challenge
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