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WPC is an Earth Care congregation

Because we have been entrusted to care for God's creation, the team conducts activities to clean and protect our earth and educates our members on how to integrate sustainable environmental practices individually and as a church body.

WPC is is a certified Earth Care Congregation by PC(USA). Earth Care Congregations across the country share a  mission to promote faithful stewardship for Creation.

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Why Should We Care for the Earth?NASA Blue Marble Earth

From the beginning in Genesis and continuing throughout the Bible, God has created and has called humans to be good stewards of all of Creation. This call is rooted in the human vocation of “tilling and keeping” the garden from Genesis 2:15, as well as Christ’s charge to work with the most vulnerable. Because of their love for Christ who is firstborn of all creation (Colossians 1:15), churches are challenged to live in a manner consistent with God’s call. Our response to this call is to reflect how we use our natural resources and be proactive as a faith community to restore God’s creation in a sustainable way. Our Earth Care committee provides educational and hands on activities to show how we can respond as Christians to global and local issues regarding environmental justice and ecological fairness. We also find time to enjoy renewing our spirit by being outdoors in a kayak, on hike or visiting special areas.

Earth Care 2022: Environmental Justice

At the intersection of social justice and environmental concern lies the idea of environmental justice. This year, the Earth Care Committee will be delving into global and local issues regarding everyone’s right to have equal access to a safe and healthy environment.

The EPA defines Environmental Justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”

At the center of the environmental justice movement is the belief that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Historically, this has not happened in the United States or many other parts of the world.


The Earth Care Committee is planning a variety of programs to explore environmental justice and discover actions we can take as individuals and as a congregation to move toward a more just world. From virtual presentations and guest speakers to in-person discussions and meals, there will be many opportunities to get involved! We also hope to have some fun outdoors and enjoy Creation firsthand in fellowship and thanksgiving.

Activities Coming Fall 2022: