Earth Care Congregation

 
The Session of Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church is committed to the belief that peace and justice are God’s plan for all creation.  God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth, and to protect and restore it for its own sake, and for the future use and enjoyment of the human family.  Through our worship, educational opportunities, the management and use of our Our worship and discipleship will celebrate God’s grace and glory in creation and declare that God calls us to cherish, protect and restore this earth., and our outreach efforts, the church strives to witness both to the reconciliation of all through Christ as well as to our call to deal justly with one another and the earth.
 
Through such actions as using sustainable and biodegradable paper products during Fellowship, recyling and remaking equipment for use in our Child Care Ministry, collaborating with the community in a Peace Garden project to help address local food insecurity, or sponsoring RIPC’s Alternative Christmas Market, the church is raising awareness and helping to develop future generations of responsible global citizens for God’s Kingdom.

Earth Care Pledge

 
Our worship and discipleship will celebrate God’s grace and glory in creation and declare that God calls us to cherish, protect and restore this earth.
 
In education, we will seek learning and teaching opportunities to know and understand the threats to God’s creation and the damage already inflicted. We will encourage and support each other in finding ways of keeping and healing the creation in response to God’s call to earth-keeping, justice and community.
 
Our facilities will be managed, maintained and upgraded in a manner that respects and cherishes all creation, human and non-human, while meeting equitably the needs of all people. In our buildings and on our grounds we will use energy efficiently, conserve resources, and share what we have in abundance so that God’s holy creation will be sustainable for all life and future generations.
 
Our outreach will encourage public policy and community involvement that protects and restores the vulnerable and degraded earth as well as oppressed and neglected people. We will be mindful that our personal and collective actions can positively or negatively affect our neighborhood, region, nation and world. We will seek to achieve environmental justice through coalitions and ecumenical pastorships.

 

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