the Creation Care team

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 2019, Lowcountry Presbyterian was awarded Earth Care Congregation status based on the efforts of a group of members – known as the “Creation Care Team”.  LPC is one of only a few churches in South Carolina with this certification. To remain certified, we must continue to find new ways of acting responsibly with God’s creation. Each year, we report to the national church about our activities in caring for God’s creation and request continuing status as an Earth Care Congregation.

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The Walk for Water in Old Town Bluffton on October 9 exceeded its $1000 goal—raising $2500 in donations and registration fees as well as a $500 LPC sponsorship.  We are looking forward to Water Mission International’s 2022 walk to further the cause of getting clean water to those who need it most in the world—there’s much more work to be done! Thanks to those who participated—our success could not have happened without every one of you!  See the Narthex bulletin board for a group photo and comments from walkers!

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Creation Care at LPC is moving forward in 2021

+ Volunteers from LPC care for Simmonsville Rd with Dick MacDougal’s leadership. These Adopt-a-Highway events are held quarterly.

+ We continue to focus on recycling in the church buildings.

+ A project to convert all light bulbs to LEDs is ongoing.

+ We have protected birds from hitting sanctuary windows with state-of-the-art invisible protection.


The Creation Care Team (also known as the "Green Team") invites members who share our interest in caring for God’s creation to join us.  For more information contact Gretchen or Jon Nickel at