10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
REPURPOSE TIP: SURRENDER YOUR HOTEL TOILETRIES STASH!
We all have a lifetime supply sitting in a drawer unused and we keep collecting more! Bring them (no razors please) during August and September to the basket in the Narthex and they will be donated to Bluffton Self Help for their clients. Thanks!
In early 2018, a small group of members at Lowcountry Presbyterian formed “The Green Team” to reflect our emphasis on working to care for God’s creation.
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 January 2019, we submitted an application to the national church, listing our activities for the prior year. Our application was successful and formal certification was received in March, 2019. LPC is one of only a few churches in South Carolina with this certification. Certification, however, is just the beginning. To remain certified, we must continue to find new ways of acting responsibly with God’s creation.
Creation Care at LPC is moving forward in 2019.
+ Adopt-a-Highway cares for Simmonsville Rd, with Dick MacDougal’s guidance. These events are held quarterly.
+ A group assisted the May River Cleanup in honor of Earth Day.
+ A educational speaker series. “Politics and the Environment" will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
First, on May 22, LPC Member Jim Cubie talked about his career combining politics and ministry. As counsel to the Senate Agriculture Committee, Jim was deeply involved in national environmental issues and legislation.
Next, on July 17 at 5:30pm, former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis came to LPC from Greenville to discuss his non-profit organization’s efforts to create a sustainable energy policy. Bob’s parents were members of LPC.
Third,on August 29th at 5:00pm, the current SC District 1 Congressman Joe Cunningham has committed to visit LPC to share his thoughts and listen to your concerns about the urgent need for conserving and protecting our natural world.
The Green Team invites new members who share our interest in caring for God’s creation to join us. For more information contact Gretchen or Jon Nickel at (240) 507-3993 or at firstname.lastname@example.org