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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The 2021 Walk for Water fundraising walk in Old Town Bluffton on October 9 exceeded its $1000 goal—raising $2,650 in donations and registration fees as well as a $500 LPC sponsorship.  


We are looking forward to Water Mission International’s 2022 walk on September 17, 2022 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!

Registration information will be available later in the year.

Come join us!


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