Earth care congregation
First Presbyterian Church became a certified Earth Care Congregation in March 2018. Certification was attained through the PC(USA), and was made possible due to environmental initiatives, such as Picking Up and Reaching Out; environmentally centered sermons, lessons, and programming, such as the Haseman Lecture Series; and the congregation's continued commitment to being a green church, evidenced by the many recycling containers and bins located around the church.
As a certified Earth Care Congregation, FPC has taken the Earth Care Pledge promising to care for God's creation through worship, education, facility maintenance and outreach.
A full copy of the Earth Care Pledge can be found here.
earth Day 2021
Caring for creation entails finding our path to renewable energy. This reality influences choices in where and how families live. Using her own net-zero home in Indiana as a model, Trisha Tull will overview some of the promising ways homes can be built or renovated to become efficient enough to power not only themselves but family transportation and food production. March 2021 - one hour presentation
mayor's climate protection award
First Presbyterian Church was an award winner in the category of Innovative Best Practices, which recognizes a business or organization that is innovating ways to be more environmentally sustainable and helping the community be more sustainable. Read the City's press release here.