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.
FPC's Earth Care Certificate, presented in March 2018
an earth care lent
This Lent, we invite you to think about what you can do to better care for the Earth. Each week of Lent you can engage in a new practice that will help you to live more sustainably. Each week come to this page, and use the links below to add a new discipline to your life that will help you care for God's creation!
Earth care events
Sunday September 9, 2018
Plan to Pick Up/Reach Out on Sunday, September 9 from 9-10:45 AM
Join the Outreach Team in cleaning up the
neighborhood. Bags and gloves will be available in the Welcome Center for your use. Don't forget to wear your green T-shirts.
Sunday August 12, 2018
"Conservation of God's Creation-What is our Role?"
Following 10am Worship in the Ramsey Center
Presented by Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Conservation
Sara Parker Pauley has been the Director of the MDC since being appointed in November of 2016. Prior to her current appointment, Sara served as the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. She is the daughter of FPC members John and Marilyn Parker.