The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Environmental Ministries is launching a new network—the Environmental Ministries Action Network (EMAN).  This network is open to anyone who is involved in environmental stewardship in their congregation and/or presbytery.  The goal of EMAN is to inspire and equip Presbyterians to care for God’s earth and to increase the channels of communication between the PC(USA)’s Environmental Ministries and those congregations and presbyteries with environmental stewardship programs.  

Environmental Ministries will be in regular communication with EMAN participants to provide them with tools and resources for their work to care for God’s creation.  Participants will receive a guide for creating effective environmental stewardship ministries and will be eligible to apply for grant funds for environmental projects through their church or presbytery. 

Environmental Ministries asks that participants in EMAN publicize new resources, programs, events, and Earth Day Sunday resources from Environmental Ministries in their presbytery and church; update Environmental Ministries on environmental stewardship efforts in their church and/or presbytery every six months; and connect with other EMAN participants in their presbytery.

This new network will follow in the footsteps of the Stewardship of Creation Enabler (SCE) network.  Since 1995, SCEs have been active on a presbytery level as educators, motivators, and facilitators of action to protect God’s Creation.  As we transition from this structure to one that involves more people who are active on the congregation level, we’d like to thank SCEs for their service. Many of these SCEs will continue in their ministry and for this we are also grateful. We look forward to continuing to work with them and to welcoming new folks into EMAN.

Sign up to join the network at the Environmental Ministries Action Network webpage.

If you have any questions about this new network, please contact Katie Holmes by email or call (888) 728-7228, x5624.