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the Earth Care Project

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. 

Each year since 2019, Lowcountry Presbyterian has been awarded Earth Care Congregation status.  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.


Co-leaders - Gretchen Nickel, Jon Nickel -

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Our LPC Water Walkers team of 48 enjoyed a beautiful Saturday walking around Old Town Bluffton on September 17th to raise money for Charleston-based Water Mission and bring awareness to the global safe water crisis. A total of $2700 was donated by walkers and caring LPC members. Water Mission will use these donations to build, ship, and implement water filtration systems in 57 countries around the world so that clean, safe water will become the norm for millions unaccustomed to such a concept.

Many thanks to those who walked and those who donated. Your generosity will make a huge difference in many people’s lives. 


Earth Care at LPC is moving forward in 2022

+ Volunteers from LPC care for Simmonsville Rd. These Adopt-a-Highway events are held quarterly.

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

+ We are planning nature walks and informational events.

We invite others who share our interest in caring for God’s creation to join us.  For more information contact Gretchen or Jon Nickel at

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