Green Church


Join the growing number of CTUCC churches that are going green!

The Green Church Awards is a three-tiered environmental stewardship recognition program of the Environmental Ministry Team. Churches that complete each level receive a certificate of achievement to celebrate the environmental stewardship efforts, and to inspire further action.

To get started, download and print the Green Church Action Steps Checklist and the Green Church Application form. There are 3 Levels of recognition; each of which is awarded upon completion of 12 or more items in the appropriate list. Fill out the application, sign it and send it with your completed checklist to Pam Arifian. A member of the EMT will schedule a visit to your church to present the certificate during worship service.

The Connecticut Conference Environmental Ministries Team certifies local churches as Green Congregations with three levels of achievement. Each progressive level requires churches to take 12 action steps.

Resources:

A helpful resource in getting started in your church is on the national UCC website: How It Works: Becoming a Creation Justice Church in Six Steps

 

Did you know that your church can receive additional recognition for this effort?

  • The Inter-Religious Eco-Justice Network Green Houses of Worship program was developed based on the CTUCC Green Church Award program, and the checklists are virtually the same. Recognized Green Churches can fill out the application form for IREJN’s Green Houses of Worship program and receive recognition from them as well.
     
  • The national setting of the UCC offers its own program for designating a congregation as a Creation Justice Church. Any church that has received recognition from the CTUCC Green Church Awards can contact the UCC Environmental Justice Ministry to receive UCC recognition.For more information, see the Green Church Certification and Recognition page on ucc.org. 
     

Green Churches

The following congregations have been certified as Green Churches:

 

Name of Church Location Award Year
     

LEVEL 1

 

 

First Congregational Church 

Bloomfield

2014

First Congregational Church 

Deep River

2014

First Congregational Church 

Old Lyme

2014

Storrs Congregational Church, Inc.

Storrs

2014

 

 

 

First Congregational Church of Guilford, Inc.

Guilford 

2013

Congregational Church

Killingworth

2013

Ledyard Congregational Church, UCC

Ledyard

2013

Newtown Congregational Church, Inc.

Newtown

2013

First Congregational Church

Southington

2013

Wilton Congregational Church, Inc.

Wilton

2013

Silver Lake Conference Center

Sharon

2013

 

 

 

The United Church of Chester

Chester

2012

First Church of Christ, Congregational

Glastonbury

2012

Spring Glen Church

Hamden

2012

Immanuel Congregational Church, Inc.

Hartford

2012

Gilead Congregational Church, Inc.

Hebron

2012

South Congregational Church

Middletown

2012

Mystic Congregational Church

Mystic

2012

First Church 

Windsor

2012

First Congregational Church of Woodstock, Inc.

Woodstock

2012

 

 

 

The UCC in Cornwall, Congregational

Cornwall

2009

Asylum Hill Congregational Church

Hartford

2009

Congregational Church 

Huntington, NY

2009

First Church of Christ in Mansfield (Congregational) 

Mansfield

2009

First Church of Christ, Congregational

Middletown

2009

Church of Christ, Congregational

Newington

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVEL 2

 

 

Hampton Congregational Church 

Hampton

2015

 

 

 

First Congregational Church of Guilford, Inc.

Guilford

2014

Newtown Congregational Church, Inc.

Newtown

2014

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme

Old Lyme

2014

 

 

 

Ledyard Congregational Church, UCC

Ledyard

2013

Church of Christ, Congregational

Newington

2013

Silver Lake Conference Center

 

2013

 

 

 

The United Church of Chester

Chester

2012

First Congregational Church 

Darien

2012

First Church of Christ, Congregational

Glastonbury

2012

Spring Glen Church

Hamden

2012

South Congregational Church

Middletown

2012

 

 

 

The UCC in Cornwall, Congregational

Cornwall

2009

Asylum Hill Congregational Church

Hartford

2009

First Church of Christ in Mansfield, Congregational

Mansfield

2009

First Church of Christ, Congregational 

Middletown

2009

 

 

 

LEVEL 3

 

 

Newtown Congregational Church

Newtown

2016

 

 

 

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme

Old Lyme

2015

 

 

 

The UCC in Cornwall, Congregational

Cornwall

2014

First Congregational Church of Guilford, Inc.

Guilford

2014

 

 

 

Silver Lake Conference Center

Sharon

2013