We Are An Earth Care Congregation
To become a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, churches take the Earth Care Pledge and complete activities and projects in worship, education, facilities, and outreach. DCPC became an Earth Care Congregation in 2010.
DCPC’s Green Group would like to invite you to consider a variety of creative ways to help care for creation during 2024. With the help of our partner at Creation Justice (creationjustice.org), we will each month provide a list of new ways to live into this creation care commitment. Remember, creation care is both our calling as stewards of all that God has made and a way to practice justice and neighbor love.
Activities and Projects
Some of the projects that our Green Group has been involved in include organizing children's activities geared toward care of the earth during Davidson Town Days, sponsoring activities to celebrate Earth Day, and showing films to educate the congregation about earth care.
If you would like to become involved with The Green Group, contact Alice Sudduth.
Here are some things you can do right now to make a greener world and help fulfill our Earth Care Pledge.
Earth Care Pledge:
Peace and justice is God’s plan for all creation. The earth and all creation are God’s. God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth, and to protect and restore it for its own sake, and for the future use and enjoyment of the human family. As God offers all people the special gift of peace through Jesus Christ, and through Christ reconciles all to God, we are called to deal justly with one another and the earth.
1. Our worship and discipleship will celebrate God’s grace and glory in creation and declare that God calls us to cherish, protect and restore this earth.
2. In education, we will seek learning and teaching opportunities to know and understand the threats to God’s creation and the damage already inflicted. We will encourage and support each other in finding ways of keeping and healing the creation in response to God’s call to earth-keeping, justice and community.
3. Our facilities will be managed, maintained and upgraded in a manner that respects and cherishes all creation, human and non-human, while meeting equitably the needs of all people. In our buildings and on our grounds we will use energy efficiently, conserve resources, and share what we have in abundance so that God’s holy creation will be sustainable for all life and future generations.
4. Our outreach will encourage public policy and community involvement that protects and restores the vulnerable and degraded earth as well as oppressed and neglected people. We will be mindful that our personal and collective actions can positively or negatively affect our neighborhood, region, nation and world. We will seek to achieve environmental justice through coalitions and ecumenical partnerships.