Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church has paid special attention to the
environment and God’s world for many, many years. In 2012, the church
became an Earth Care Congregation, through the PC(USA). Every year
since then, we have received recertification, which shows the amount of
commitment our congregation has shown to caring for God’s Earth. Four
categories are assessed for recertification: worship, education, facilities,
and outreach. Care for the Earth is necessary in all these categories.
The Earth Care Team at CHPC shows care for God’s Creation in many
ways. Each spring, the Team helps prepare and lead the worship service
for Earth Day. The team sometimes leads church school for both adult and
children’s classes. We share articles and writings about the environment.
We supported the Session in its decision to install an automobile
recharging station available to members and community in the parking lot.
In the past, we have led hikes and other outings for the congregation. We
have supported many organizations such as the Presbyterians for Earth
Care and Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light.
In the spring of 2022, CHCP sponsored a request to Presbytery asking
them to initiate an overture to the 2022 General Assembly. The overture,
“The Time is Now to Cherish Creation, Cut Carbon, and Speak Up,” was
written by Presbyterians for Earth Care. It was supported by other
presbyteries and sent to the appropriate committee of the General
To become an Earth Care congregation, the Session must sign the 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.
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