First Presbyterian Church
We are a warm and inviting Christian community where all are welcome. It is the purpose and desire of First Presbyterian Church of South Saint Paul to open our doors to anyone seeking love and acceptance. Inspiring worship experiences and challenging learning opportunities encourage us to serve others as well as to laugh and play together.
The Christian faith is to be lived and not memorized. We allow ourselves the freedom to ask difficult questions about God, about our world and about how we are to live our lives to the fullest. Wherever you are along life’s journey, we will help you find encouragement and support, rest and refreshment, joy and laughter, inspiration and challenge.
FPC-SSP Continues Certification as 'Earth Care Congregation'
“Six congregations in the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area have been certified as Earth Care Congregations by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Environmental Ministries through February 2017. They are First Presbyterian Church of South St. Paul, First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, Macalester-Plymouth United Church of St. Paul, New Life Presbyterian Church of Roseville, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Minneapolis, and Presbyterian Church of the Apostles of Burnsville.” (From Emerge, Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area)
To become certified as Earth Care Congregations churches take the "Earth Care Pledge" and complete activities and projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities and outreach. Here are just some of the ways that FPC-SSP has actively participated in being an Earth Care Congregation over the past year: our Community Garden and Farmer’s Market, energy audit through Xcel that led to replacement of lights inside and outside of our building to more energy-efficient lighting, electronics recycling drives, various recycling options in our entryway, a (much larger) recycling receptacle from our rubbish hauler, worshipping outdoors, adult education classes, Earth Day worship, and much more.
The next time that you come to worship or an event at the church, notice the ways that we are trying to care for God’s Earth, and actively participate in efforts both in our community and in our homes.