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Caring for the Creation
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1
Earth Care Congregation
In March 2013, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Environmental Ministries certified Providence Presbyterian Church as an Earth Care Congregation. This certification recognizes churches that take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden. This honor speaks to the great commitment that our congregation has to caring for God’s earth. Providence became the first Presbyterian church to be so certified in Fairfax County, and only the third in all of Virginia.
This is our Biblical basis for caring for God’s earth: Click to show all
- In the beginning, God created everything… Click to show
- God created humankind in His image… Click to show
- God will one day restore all of creation… Click to show
- Other passages… Click to show
To become an Earth Care Congregation, Providence completed an Environmental Audit. In its August 2012 meeting, the Session authorized an Earth Care Team to complete the audit for its September 2011 to September 2012 programs and activities in the areas of worship, education, facilities, and outreach. In order to qualify for this honor, churches needed 100 points to be an Earth Care Congregation; Providence scored 279 points! This is indeed a tribute to the vision and far-sightedness of our church leaders over many years.
During its December 2012 meeting, the Session of Providence Presbyterian Church affirmed the Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into all facets of its church life:
Earth Care Pledge
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The Team would like to solicit your ideas on how Providence can be a “greener”, more environmentally conscious church. Please send your ideas to us by completing the form below, and by joining us at one of our meetings.
Have questions? Ask one of the members of our Earth Care Team
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