Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church now certified as a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation

  • Members of Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian's Earth Care Team meet on Zoom: Laura Bauman, Ann Legg, Joan Jensema and Barb Dolmon. Not pictured are Lori Kiergaard, Pat Dieckhoff and Terry Dieckhoff.

    Members of Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian's Earth Care Team meet on Zoom: Laura Bauman, Ann Legg, Joan Jensema and Barb Dolmon. Not pictured are Lori Kiergaard, Pat Dieckhoff and Terry Dieckhoff. Courtesy of Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian

 
 
Updated 4/20/2021 7:01 PM

Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church was certified as an Earth Care Congregation by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Presbyterian Hunger Program through February 2022.

This honor speaks to the great commitment that Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church has made to care for God's earth.

 

To become an Earth Care Congregation, this congregation affirmed an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into their worship, education, facilities, and outreach.

The Earth Care Congregation certification is designed to recognize churches that make the commitment to take seriously God's charge to "till and keep" the garden.

Started in 2010 by the PC(USA), the goal of this program is to inspire churches to care for God's earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all aspects of their church life. The Earth Care Congregation certification honors churches that make that commitment and encourages others to follow their example.

"It is exciting that Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church is one of the 276 churches that chose to dedicate themselves to intentional care of God's earth this year," said Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). "Particularly in a time of much uncertainty and worry about the future, this congregation's activities and commitment even in the midst of navigating limitations brought about by COVID-19 brings hope to their community. We believe that Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church will inspire others to respond intentionally to God's call to care for the earth."

For more information about Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church's earth care program contact Ann Legg at aglegg@sbcglobal.net.

For more information on the Earth Care Congregations program visit www.pcusa.org/earthcarecongregations.

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