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Caring for Creation


 A Call to Covenant with God
for the Care of the Environment

Extended to the Congregation of
Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church

By the Seekers' Class (2009)


Members of the Seekers' Class of the Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church have completed an in-depth study of the ecological crisis facing the world today, a study based on the Scriptures. After careful consideration of their own need to make a re-commitment to address environmental needs, they invite the congregation to join them in making a re-commitment to answer God's call to care for the environment. It is in this context that we extend a Call to Covenant.

We realize that environmental care encompasses a vast array of issues and responsibilities: care of the earth, air, sea, and sky; care for our bodies; care for the poor, the hungry, the homeless and displaced; care for the animals; and many more.

We earnestly believe that God has given us the land as a gift, a gift freely and lovingly bestowed. We are called to be keepers and stewards of the environment rather than manipulators and managers.

We entreat the congregation to help answer the call, a Call to Covenant with God to accept the responsibility to re-think its responsibilities to the environment.

The possibilities are many, therefore we submit a list of things we begin to consider as individuals and as a congregation:

  • Organize an Outreach sub-committee on Eco-Stewardship.
  • Serve on the Eco-Stewardship Committee.
  • Continue to study/consider ways to fulfill an environmental responsibility in the new church development.
  • Support Chatham County's programs dealing with Obesity, Disease Prevention, Healthy Eating, and Exercise Programs.
  • Support the Food Bank with an even greater zeal.
  • Consider the need to recycle, even in such small ways as in recycling our waste after refreshments and luncheons.
  • Add your ideas and creative thinking about ways to serve.

As we have stated, this is a beginning. The Seekers' Class re-states its invitation to the congregation for a Call to Covenant with God in preservation of the environment.

Listen to Mindy Douglas Adams' sermon from February 12, 2012.

Earth Care as Lenten Practice

Presbyterians for Earthcare






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