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To Till and Keep the Garden

Trinity Presbyterian Church is Certified as a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation

(We're Officially "Certifiable")

Hendersonville, NC – Trinity Presbyterian Church was certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Presbyterian Hunger Program through February 2024.

The "Earth Care Congregation" certification is designed to recognize churches that make the commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden. This status speaks to the serious commitment that Trinity Presbyterian Church has made to care for God’s earth.

To become an Earth Care Congregation, this church affirmed an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into their worship, education, facilities, and outreach.

“This is exciting for us at Trinity on so many levels! This certification is the culmination of a multi-year process. It is also the beginning of a long-term commitment to environmental action and awareness both locally and globally. As an ‘EarthCare’ Congregation we will be seeking to live out the biblical mandate to love one another and to be responsible for God’s creation.” - Mark Stanley, Senior Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church

Started in 2010 by the PC(USA), the goal of this program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all aspects of their church life. The Earth Care Congregation certification honors churches that make that commitment and encourages others to follow their example.

“Trinity Presbyterian Church is just one of the 305 churches in our denomination that chose to dedicate themselves to intentional care of God’s earth this year. This congregation’s activities and commitment bring hope to their community and indeed to the world. We believe that Trinity Presbyterian Church will inspire others to respond intentionally to God’s call to care for the earth,” - Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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