Starting and Sustaining a “Green Team”

We started our Earthkeeper team at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights in the fall of 2008, after presenting a witness to the congregation. To make a “green team” work, at least two or three congregation members must be committed to creating and sustaining an earth care ministry; we have six members. We have also found it essential to stay spiritually grounded; drawing from biblical scripture for our guiding principles. We have enjoyed the support of pastoral staff and work as a catalyst agent with other groups in our church; including our Properties committee and youth groups. We have a saying that “you can enter our work through the door of money (by reducing energy use and costs) and through the spiritual – from a concern for doing the right thing”. In 2010, Fairmount Church was the first Presbyterian Church in Ohio to be certified as an Earth Care Congregation, a program of the national Presbyterian Church, USA.

  • Type:Team/Committee
  • Recommended By :

  • Name:Keith Mills
  • Faith Community

  • Faith Community Name:Fairmount Presbyterian Church
  • Phone:(216)321-5800
  • Email:[email protected]
  • Website:http://www.fairmountchurch.org/

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