Episcopal Ministries of Long Island supports ministries that provide opportunities and education for community members to nurture the natural world in ways that are life-giving and sustainable. Jesus Christ calls us to stand in radical love with those who are made increasingly vulnerable due to the climate crisis. Doing our part to reduce the impact of climate change – by mitigating our own environmental degradation and calling for climate accountability – is our responsibility as Christians. 

Ministries that fall under this ministry focus area are sustainably nurturing the natural world and educating the public on the urgency of the climate crisis, which threatens the most vulnerable among us.


Garden at St. Francis Grace Lily Kristin

St. Francis Garden: A Refuge Nourishing Body and Soul in Bellmore

The Garden at St. Francis cultivates the connection of soil & spirit & the reverence for God’s earth in order to bring healthy & nutritious food to those in need. We strive to protect, restore, & cultivate the earth God has entrusted to us – the only home we have in this vast cosmos that is the image & likeness of its creator.

Stephanie gardening 1

A Metaphor of Selfless Love St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Organic Victory Garden

“My faith has grown with this garden,” Stephanie reflects. “Watching people suffering and in pain during the pandemic and witnessing our work come to a halt was not easy. But this garden and the resources and encouragement from Episcopal Ministries encouraged me to keep tilling the soil and trust in God. I’m still searching for ways to touch even more lives.”

Roger Joslin stands in front of a sign that says "Common Ground Garden" with the garden in the background

In four years, Common Ground Garden has come a long way

A joint project between Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Greenport) and The Church of the Redeemer (Mattituck), Common Ground seeks to end food insecurity on the North Fork by providing food to those in need.