Partners in Earth Care
Inspired by a Bible Study in 2015, the FPCP Presbyterian Women began what has become a growing awareness and movement within our congregation to care for God’s creation. They led us through the vigorous process of becoming a PC(USA) certified Earth Care congregation.
Today the Partners in Earth Care committee’s vision is to connect, equip, and inspire one another with the realization that creation is God’s gift to us. By being good stewards, we honor God’s creation through worship, prayer, teaching, and fellowship.
Earth Care Pledge
Our worship and discipleship will celebrate God’s grace and glory in creation.
Our education will encourage and support each other in keeping and healing the creation.
Our facilities will be managed, maintained, and upgraded to respect and cherish all creation.
Our outreach will encourage community involvement and public policy to protect and restore the earth.
Why Should We Care for the Earth?
Our faith urges us to strive for eco-justice: defending and healing creation while working to assure justice for all of creation and the human beings who live in it. This call is rooted in the human vocation of “tilling and keeping” the garden (Genesis 2:15), as well as Christ’s charge to work with and for the most vulnerable. Because of their love for Christ who is the firstborn of all creation (Colossians 1:15), churches are challenged to live in a manner consistent with God’s call to not only care for creation but commune with creation.
For more information on what it means to be a certified Earth Care congregation,
visit the PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation.
How can YOU participate in Partners in Earth Care Activities?
Join the committee:
Partners in Earth Care meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month (excluding December) in the Hearth Room through June. We welcome new attendees to the group anytime!! For more information, contact Ailsa Blunk or by phone: 248-974-0607.
Check out the Earth Care bulletin board or our Facebook page for monthly updates:
Our bulletin board is located across from the elevator on the main floor and you can find us on Facebook.
Help us care for the earth here at FPCP:
Here is a list of the ways you can volunteer to assist in keeping our church and church grounds beautiful. Many hands make light work for all!
- Recycling on Sundays
- Assisting with gardens at the church
- Dishwashing after events
- Recycling batteries and printer cartridges
- Selling fair trade coffee and tea
- Helping update the Earth Care bulletin board
Help us care for the earth when you’re not at FPCP:
Here is a list of places to bring items that do not go in your curbside recycling bin.
- Household batteries – Target & Ikea
- Rechargeable batteries – Lowes & Home Depot
- Plastic bags – Meijer, Kroger, Target, Lowes, Ikea
- Ink cartridges – Target
- CFL light bulbs – Lowes
- Plastic plant pots – Lowes
- Styrofoam & Christmas lights – Recycle Ann Arbor
- Arts & crafts material – The Scrap Box in Ann Arbor or our Thrift Shop