Earlier this year, thanks to the diligent work of Susan Bartram and Maia Foster, Lewinsville Presbyterian was certified as an Earth Care Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Lewinsville’s Session enthusiastically endorsed our application to be certified as an Earth Care congregation, as an indication of our commitment as a congregation to pursue the well-being of God’s creation. According to the program’s website, “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.” Through the leadership of Susan Bartram and Maia Foster, along with the Lewinsville Earth Care team, Lewinsville has made a commitment to adopt environmentally-friendly practices and to integrate care for the earth into our overall ministry as a congregation.
On Sunday, June 2, our worship service will focus on Earth Care as our vocation and responsibility, part of the way that we love God, our neighbors, and all of creation. We will see that care for the earth is not a novel idea, but rather that it is woven into the very fabric of the Scriptures and our faith.
Before and after our worship, members are invited to learn more about the Earth Care challenge and what can be done now to help through three interactive Earth Care Centers in St. Andrews Hall and the Narthex. All are invited to this Earth Care-themed service where we will give thanks to God for the wonder and beauty around us through song and scripture.
Plan to be with us on June 2 as we celebrate our vocation to Care for the Earth!