Congregational covenants

Here are some examples of Congregational Covenants, Pledges, or commitments to Earth Stewardship:


The Presbyterian Church (USA)'s Earth Care Congregations Program requires participating congregations to sign a pledge.  Since the program was initiated in July 2010, 18 congregations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have been certified and made the pledge:


  • Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Chevy Chase, MD
  • Church of the Pilgrims, Washington, DC
  • First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, Clarks Summit, PA
  • First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia, MD
  • Geneva Presbyterian Church, Potomac, MD
  • Light Street Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD
  • Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD
  • New Hope Presbyterian Church, Derwood, MD
  • Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, PA
  • Providence Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA
  • Rockville United Church, Rockville, MD
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Kilmarnock, VA
  • St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD
  • Towson Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA
  • United Presbyterian Church of East Guilford,  Sidney, NY
  • Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church, Kensington, MD
  • Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Severna Park, MD


The Green Sanctuary Manual of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations provides a Sample Green Sanctuary Covenant as a model for Green Sanctuary congregations.


A Sustainability Minute  was adopted by Adelphi Friends Meeting, Adelphi, Maryland in 2007.


A Covenant to Enjoy and Care for Earth Community, was drafted and signed by church members on Earth Day, 2008 at Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson, Maryland.


A Minute on Spirit and Nature was adopted by the Gunpowder Friends Meeting in Baltimore County, Maryland, on April 17, 2011 

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