God not only blessed us with creation, but called us to care for it. At TPC, we take to heart this central tenet of our covenant with God, and work to lead both churchgoers and the community at large in addressing the growing environmental concerns we face.
TPC first earned this special designation from the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2010 for our “environmental stewardship achievements in worship, education, facilitates and outreach activities.” And TPC has been re-certified every year since—an effort that requires achieving increasingly stricter results each year. To learn more about this distinction, please click here.
TPC proudly grows an Intergenerational Garden (IGG) on the church’s yard across the side street from our building. There, both children and adults come together in the garden, not only learning how to garden, but also about the interdependence of our ecosystem, the importance of sustainable practices in agriculture, and the benefits of eating healthy foods grown locally. As we do, fellowship and community-building abound, and we grow in our understanding of what it means to be good stewards of the land.
All the food grown and harvested in the garden is donated to the hungry via local food pantries.
To see the latest happenings in the garden, visit the IGG blog.
The Earth Care Action Team is an umbrella term for the many ministries of this church that strive to help us be good stewards of the environment. The team strives to help the church:
- nurture souls through worship experiences both in our sanctuary and out in nature
- teach children and adults about ways to treat the earth more gently
- encourage lifestyles of consuming, conserving and sharing that promote a sustainable environment
- support public efforts to better care for the environment that are fair and just to the vulnerable and the poor.
To learn more about past efforts of this team and Earth Corp, please click here.
To join our Earth Care facebook group please click here and to read recent posts, please scroll below.