Earth Care Congregation
HBPres is an Earth Care Congregation!
HBPres was certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Church (USA) Environmental Ministries . This honor speaks to the great commitment that this congregation has to caring for God’s earth.
To become an Earth Care Congregation, HBPres affirmed the Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into all facets of their church life. It also completed projects and activities in the fields of worship, education, facilities, and outreach.
The Earth Care Congregation certification is designed to recognize churches that have made the commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden.
The Earth Care Congregations program was started in 2010 by PC(USA) Environmental Ministries. The goal of the program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all of church life. The Earth Care Congregation certification honors churches that made that commitment, and encourages others to follow their lead.
HBPres is one of four churches in Mid-Kentucky Presbytery to become Earth Care Congregations. The others are First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown, Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church, and Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church.
For more information on Earth Care Congregations program, go to http://www.pcusa.org/earth-care-congregations.
Associate for Environmental Ministries