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First Presbyterian Church Of Yorktown Named An Earth Care Congregation

The certification received by First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown is designed to recognize churches that make the commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden.
The certification received by First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown is designed to recognize churches that make the commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden. Photo Credit: www.facebook.com

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown has been certified as an Earth Care Congregation by Presbyterian Church's Environmental Ministries through February 2017.

The certification is designed to recognize churches that make the commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden. It also honors churches that make that commitment and encourages others to follow their example.

“It is exciting that First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown is dedicated to intentional care of, and action for, God’s earth. The congregation’s activities and commitment will inspire others to answer God’s call to care for the earth,” said Rebecca Barnes, associate for Environmental Ministries for the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

The program was started in 2010 by the Presbyterian Church's Environmental Ministries. The goal of the program is to inspire churches to care for the earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all of their church life.

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown is also participating in a two-year GreenFaith certification program. This program requires an extensive set of activities in the areas of stewardship of resources, advocacy for environmental justice, and educational and worship activities to enhance understanding of the importance of good stewardship of the earth.

For more information about GreenFaith go to www.greenfaith.org.

For more information about First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown’s earth care program contact he Rev. Tami Seidel at tami@fpcyorktown.org or 914-245-2186.

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