Each year Earth Care congregations are asked to participate in a recertification process. The process depends on how long a congregation has been certified.
FPCY was certified as an Earth Care Congregation by PC(USA) in 2015, so this year marked our sixth recertification. We have moved from a lengthy spread sheet to a simple narrative of what we’ve accomplished during the past year. Here’s an extract from our narrative report:
During this second year of the COVID pandemic, we continued with as many outside activities as possible. This included:
- An outdoor Earth Day service
- Continued participation in The Garden of Hope, an interfaith partnership growing food for neighborhood food pantries, including our own
- An outdoor labyrinth walk hosted for the community
- A series of hikes, coordinated by our church and posted on Facebook as Pilgrims of the Hudson Valley
We began the walks in May 2021 and during 2021 hosted a walk once a month from May 2021 until December 2021
We have been re-certified for another year, thanks to the efforts of this caring congregation.
Interested in helping us celebrate Earth Day? Please let Connie Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org) know how you’d like to be involved. We’ll be planning a worship service and showing a film. Got other good ideas? We’d love to hear them.