The Lord God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden
to till it and keep it.
Trinity’s Creation Care Ministry exists to share, celebrate and strengthen our congregational commitment to reshaping our daily lives and the activities of our church in ways that honor and preserve God’s creation.
In 2008, Trinity Presbyterian Church of McKinney began a journey toward a more deliberate and mindful approach in its care for God’s beautiful creations, taking small but important steps to walk more gently upon the Earth. It was out of this initiative that Creation Care came into being. A small yet focused group, the Creation Care Ministry exists to rally, educate, share, celebrate and strengthen our congregational commitment to honor rather than destroy the environment.
Since 2011, TPC has been certified by the Presbyterian Church (USA) as an Earth Care Congregation. This designation sets our church apart in that intentional steps are taken to reduce the church’s carbon footprint in the areas of worship, education, facilities and outreach. TPC has a successful recycling program, carefully reduces its energy and water use, offers environmental education opportunities to its congregation and has a vibrant Youth Earth Care group that collaborates with Creation Care, but also organizes its own annual events.
We wholeheartedly invite you to explore this website to learn more about Creation Care and other environmental ministries within the Presbyterian Church (USA). And please don’t forget to drop us a note. We would love to hear from you and have several upcoming events that would love to tell you about. (Once I have set up the Earth Care events, they will show up as a rotating banner underneath. See Youth Ministry page as an example)
Trinity Presbyterian Church is an Earth Care Congregation (ECC)
As an Earth Care Congregation we:
- Recycle paper, cardboard, aluminum and plastics
- Conserve energy through scheduling and carefully monitoring our zoned HVAC systems
- Conserve water through low flow toilets, and using native plants in some areas
- Engage the youth of the church to participate in the earth care certification process
- Offer eco-friendly compostable, biodegradable cups and ceramic mugs for coffee service instead of Styrofoam
- Serve Fair Trade coffee
- Offer gluten free organic bread for communion
- Send electronic newsletters as opposed to paper
- Seek opportunities to increase awareness about community events & earth care legislation
- Use Eco-Palms during Lent
- Harvest rain to supplement a drip system to water the Good Earth Community Garden