One Water Partnership


Now is the time for people of faith to heed the call to restore creation.  The Earth is a gift to be cherished. Its rich resources are on loan to each of us, individually and collectively. Yet we have been poor caretakers and our negative impact is evident all around us in trashed and degraded streams and waterways in your own neighborhood. But by working along with others this can change. One Water Partnership will work with your congregation to cultivate a strong faith-rooted commitment to pollution reduction. 

The One Water Partnership will include other faith congregations in Jones Falls. Your community will develop a strong sense of place and a sense of responsibility for all natural resources and work towards restoring a healthy environment for all the inhabitants who live together in Jones Falls.

When your congregation joins the One Water Partnership you will be embraced by IPC and our expert partner organizations - - like having your own “personal trainers” - to help you achieve your goals. This partnership will help you:

  • build and support congregational Green Teams to strengthen your creation care efforts,
  • provide you with information, specific ideas for taking action,
  • and broker connections to help you sustain your new habits of stewardship.

For the full program brochure that you can share with others in your congregation Click HERE.

To complete a quick, online Congregation Interest Form Click HERE. To download a Congregation Interest Form Click HERE to complete and email back to Once completed and submitted we will contact you to help you to discern the level of participation that is right for you and your congregation.

Ultimately we are looking for 30 congregations to take at least one action to improve the watershed. The 15 congregations who join the One Water Partnership and agree to take 6 actions over the next 2 years will receive $1,000 in grant funds to support your initiative. 

Want to see what actions congregations can take through the One Water Partnership? Click HERE for our "Menu of Actions".

Congregations who have already expressed interest include: 

Ames Memorial United Methodist Church

Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church

Cathedral of the Incarnation

Church of the Guardian Angel

Church of the Holy Nativity

Church of the Redeemer

Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church

Govans Presbyterian Church

Grace Lutheran Church

Har Sinai Congregation

Homewood Friends Meeting

Memorial Episcopal Church

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

Shrine of the Sacred Heart

six:eight United Church of Christ

St. Ignatius Church

St. Vincent de Paul Church

Contact Bonnie Sorak at or call 410-609-6852


Spiritual Nature Walks

The first step is to join us on a Spiritual Nature Walk. Click HERE for a Nature Walk promotional flyer that you can print out and display at congregation or through your bulletin. They will be held on the following dates, times and locations (please note that it is important for us to have your contact information in case we have a change in plans due to inclement weather):

Saturday, March 25th - 10 AM at Druid Hill Park - Complete

Sunday, March 26th - 2 PM at Wyman Park - Complete

Sunday, April 30th - 2 PM at Lake Roland Park - Complete

Saturday, May 6th - 10 AM at Cylburn Arboretum - Complete

Tuesday, May 9th - 6:30 PM at Wyman Park - Complete

Sunday, June 25 - 2 PM at Druid Hill Park - Complete

Want copies of the maps, spiritual exercises and other materials to recreate a walk for your congregation? Click HERE


Community Visioning Sessions

Sign up for the Community Visioning Session that Fits Your Congregation Green Team's Schedule.

5+ Members from each congregation come together on one date:

Visioning Session 1: Sunday, May 21st 2 PM at Chizuk Amuno Congregation -Complete  

Visioning Session 2: Sunday, June 4th at 2 PM at Church of the Redeemer       

Visioning Session 3: Sunday, June 11th at 2 PM at Grace Lutheran Church                   

Visioning Session 4: Sunday, July 16th at 2 PM at Govans Presbyterian Church                

Visioning Session 5: Sunday, September 10th at 2 PM Shrine of the Sacred Heart 

Click HERE for more information and to register for ANY of the above dates 

Contact Bonnie Sorak at or call 410-609-6852


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ON AIR: IPC in the Media

Living Questions: Faith-Inspired Environmentalism. Listen HERE as IPC's Executive Director Jodi Rose, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Emmalee June Aman discuss the role faith plays in motivating environmental activists and what religious scriptures and faith leaders say about humankind's responsibility in caring for Creation. The discussion was originally aired June 7, 2017 on WYPR 88.1FM.

On March 29, 2017, Jodi appeared on The Green & Sexy Radio ShowListen to the conversation HERE.

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