10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) sponsors a program by which congregations are certified as “Earth Care Congregations.” For this status, the congregation must demonstrate a level of active caring for God’s creation in four areas: Worship, Outreach, Education and Facilities.
In 2019, Lowcountry Presbyterian was awarded Earth Care Congregation status based on the efforts of a group of members – known as the “Green Team”. LPC is one of only a few churches in South Carolina with this certification. To remain certified, we must continue to find new ways of acting responsibly with God’s creation. Each year, we report to the national church about our activities in caring for God’s creation and request continuing status as an Earth Care Congregation.
Creation Care at LPC is moving forward in 2020.
+ Volunteers from LPC care for Simmonsville Rd with Dick MacDougal’s leadership. These Adopt-a-Highway events are held quarterly.
+ In April of this year, we plan to participate in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
+ We continue to focus on recycling in the church buildings.
+ A project to convert all light bulbs to LEDs is ongoing.
+ We have protected birds from hitting sanctuary windows with state-of-the-art invisible protection.
The Green Team invites members who share our interest in caring for God’s creation to join us. For more information contact Gretchen or Jon Nickel at firstname.lastname@example.org
In June 2020, we celebrated our second Blessing of the Animals, this time virtualy online. Wonderful service of recognizing our best companions.