Market Square Again Designated An Earth Care Congregation
Louisville, KY - Market Square Presbyterian Church has been certified again 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 Market Square has made to care for God’s earth.
To become an Earth Care Congregation, Market Square affirmed an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into its 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 Market Square Presbyterian Church is one of the 276 Presbyterian churches nationwide that chose to dedicate itself to intentional care of God’s earth this year. Particularly in a time of much uncertainty and anxiety about the future, Market Square’s activities and commitment even in the midst of navigating limitations brought about by COVID-19 brings hope to their community. We hope that Market Square’s example will inspire others to respond intentionally to God’s call to care for the earth,” says Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Congratulations, Market Square Church, and the Ecology Action Committee!