We are an Earth Care Congregation

 

PrintEarth 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. In 2016, Westminster Presbyterian Church became the first church in Mission Presbytery to earn Earth Care Congregation status.

 

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Earth Care Team and volunteers after a Waller Creek Clean-up at Shipe Park January 16, 2016

 

Our faith urges us to strive for eco-justice: defending and healing creation while working to assure justice for all of creation and the human beings who live in it. This call is rooted in the human vocation of “tilling and keeping” the garden from Genesis 2:15, as well as Christ’s charge to work with and for the most vulnerable. Because of their love for Christ who is firstborn of all creation (Colossians 1:15), churches are challenged to live in a manner consistent with God’s call to not only care for creation, but commune with creation.

 

2015.07.25_IMG_3125.seedballsMaking seed balls at the Waller Creek Clean-up, July 31, 2015.

 

CIMG1169MountainlaurelNative mountain laurel blooming on the church campus

 

CIMG8045screechowlEastern screech owl dozing in an owl house on the church campus