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We’re Recertified as an Earth Care Congregation!

March 6, 2024

Catonsville Presbyterian Church was certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Presbyterian Hunger Program through February 2025. This is our ninth consecutive year of certification. 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 our congregation has made to care for God’s earth. To become an Earth Care Congregation, this congregation affirmed an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into their worship, education, facilities, and outreach.

Ron Gunderson, a member of the creation care team, said: “We so appreciate the continued support of the leadership of our church in recognizing environmental stewardship as an important part of worship, Christian education, and our building and grounds work.”

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.

Our church is one of the 331 congregations in our denomination that formally chose to dedicate themselves to intentional care of God’s earth this year. This congregation’s activities and commitment is meant to bring hope to our community and to the world.

Learn more about our congregation’s commitment.

For more information on the denomination’s Earth Care Congregations program visit