By signing the IPC Partner Congregation Pledge faith communities are making a public commitment to:

Celebrate, respect, and revere the Earth’s blessings

Demonstrate good stewardship in how we manage our land and facilities

Engage members of our community in the work of caring for the environment

Embrace the mission of Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake to work together to protect and restore our shared watershed


To date, over 120 congregations have signed IPC’s Partner Congregation Pledge, joining a growing movement of faithful, green stewards across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  In 2022, 32 congregations from across the watershed signed the Pledge.  This year, Manassas Church of the Brethren became the first congregation from Virginia to sign the Pledge.  This community of creation care is always growing!

Reach out to your IPC regional coordinator to learn more, and see if the Partner Pledge is right for your congregation!

Here are our newest Partner Congregations who signed on in 2022:

  • Akron Mennonite Church in Akron, PA
  • Bethesda-Preston United Methodist Church in Preston, MD
  • Bolton Street Synagogue in Baltimore, MD
  • Congregation Shaarai Shomayim in Lancaster, PA
  • Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD
  • Dreams and Visions in Baltimore, MD
  • Elevation Ministries in Halethorpe, MD
  • Faith Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD
  • First Unitarian Church of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD
  • Grandview Church in Lancaster, PA
  • Highland Presbyterian Church in Street, MD
  • Hope Episcopal Church in Manheim, PA
  • IMAAM Center in Silver Spring, MD
  • Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg, MD
  • Kittamaqundi Community Church in Columbia, MD
  • Manassas Church of the Brethren in Manassas, VA
  • Miracle City Church in Baltimore, MD
  • Patuxent Friends Meeting in Lusby, MD
  • Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jessup, MD
  • Ridgeview Mennonite Church in Gordonville, PA
  • Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD
  • Saint Gabriel Roman Catholic Congregation in Windsor Mill, MD
  • Saint John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, MD
  • Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church in Huntingtown, MD
  • Saint Ursula Catholic Community in Parkville, MD
  • Salem United Methodist Church of Hebbville in Windsor Mill, MD
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Salisbury, MD
  • The Delmarva Free School in Pittsville, MD
  • The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Gaithersburg, MD
  • Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Kensington, MD
  • Wicomico River Friends Meeting in Salisbury, MD

We're so excited to see this network of faithful green stewards continue to grow!

If your congregation hasn't signed the Partner Congregation Pledge yet, learn more here!

Looking to join a congregation of faithful stewards, or check out all the Pledge signers across the watershed?  Check out our map of Partner Congregation Pledge signers here!