Westminster Presbyterian Church is now certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Hunger Program of the Presbyterian Church (USA) until February 2022.


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PRESENTED BY JIMMY SHELBOURN, Associate Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church of Lincoln is now certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Hunger Program of the Presbyterian Church (USA) until February 2022. This award speaks of the commitment the church has made to care for God’s earth.

To be certified, this community reaffirmed an Earth Care pledge to incorporate environmental practices and thinking into their worship, education, facilities, and outreach.

The Earth Care Congregation’s certification recognizes churches that are committed to taking God’s mandate to cultivate and preserve the garden seriously.

The goal of this program, launched by PC (USA) in 2010, is to inspire churches to take holistic care of God’s earth by integrating earth care into all aspects of their church life. Earth Care Congregation certification honors churches who have made a commitment and encourages others to follow suit.

“It is exciting that Westminster Presbyterian Church is one of 276 churches dedicated to deliberately caring for the earth of God this year,” said Jessica Maudlin, Sustainable Living and Earth Care Associate, Presbyterian Church. Especially at a time of great uncertainty and worries about the future, the activities and commitment of this community, even amid the navigation restrictions caused by COVID-19, bring hope to their community. We believe this honor will inspire others to intentionally respond to God’s call to care for the earth. “