NAB 1 Corinthians 4:1 “Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.”
What is Presbyterians for Earth Care?
Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC), formerly Presbyterians for Restoring Creation, invites individuals and congregations to participate in the growing earth care movement within the PC(USA). PEC is a national eco-justice network that cares for God’s creation by connecting, equipping, and inspiring Presbyterians to make creation care a central concern of the church.
Presbyterians for Earth Care (then Presbyterians for Restoring Creation) was founded in 1995 as a national, grassroots organization to support people of faith working towards “environmental wholeness with social justice.” PEC helps the church to fulfill its current environmental policies, to create new policies and practices, and to energize and educate church members about eco-justice, the well-being of all human kind on a thriving earth.
PEC is governed by a volunteer Steering Committee that includes six Regional Representatives. A paid part-time coordinator serves the Committee and the membership. Active volunteer committees are essential to PEC’s work and members are welcome to participate.
What Does Presbyterians for Earth Care Do?
Presbyterians for Earth Care cares for God’s Creation by:
- Connecting members through a grassroots network of people seeking to keep the sacred at the center of earth care, advocacy and action both inside and outside the walls of the church.
- Equipping members with resources, ideas and information for a shared journey toward a healthier planet by growing and sharing theological understandings and perspectives on eco-justice issues.
- Inspiring members through stories of individuals and groups who have responded to the sacred call to care for the earth—stories told person to person at events, and by newsletter, email, social media and devotions.
How Does Presbyterians for Earth Care Take Care of God’s Creation?
Presbyterians for Earth Care networks with members, congregations, Presbyterian and other faith-based groups, and secular environmental organizations by:
- Providing opportunities for members to interact at national and regional conferences on timely eco-justice issues.
- Partnering with the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association to help young adults explore their faith and environmental stewardship through the Eco-Stewards program.
- Introducing Presbyterians to PEC at an exhibit booth and luncheon at General Assembly.
- Providing models of earth care ministry by honoring individuals, congregations, and institutions with annual awards.
- Partnering with PC(USA) Environmental Ministries to promote Earth Care Congregations.
- Offering opportunities to share earth care thoughts and accomplishments through social media.