Pearl Faith Communities

Did you know that over 40% of Americans belong to religious institutions that own property? (PRRI, 2020)

We know that it takes a community to restore and protect our waterways. We also know how blessed we are to live in this beautiful place. Water is a large part of our daily enjoyment, recreation, local food, and even our livelihoods. We all want to do our part to restore the health of our sacred waters and protect them for future generations to enjoy. One of LRNow’s goals is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of these gifts. Take the pledge now and become part of the Pearl Faith Community. We will provide you with advice and assistance, help you with community resources, and inspire you with a beautiful banner for your sanctuary or meeting space.

With simple acts of stewardship-small changes can make a big difference. Please join us in the Pearl Faith Community

Become a Pearl Faith Community Today!



All faiths are welcome, and it is free to become part of the Pearl Faith Community. All we ask is that within a year your congregation will complete the following:

  • Make a difference inside your buildings. Examples include installing occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, sealing ductwork, recycling at events, greening your coffee hour by purchasing reusable or biodegradable products.

LRNow can help conduct a FREE energy audit! (Up to $2000 value)

  • Make a difference outside your grounds. Examples include replacing turf grass with mulched beds and native plants, reducing pesticides and fertilizer, resurfacing parking lot areas with permeable pavers, installing rain barrels and rain gardens to reduce storm water runoff.

LRNow can provide you with a FREE rain barrel with installation! ($300-$500 value)

Or a FREE stormwater-friendly landscape plan! (Up to $2000 value)

  • Make a difference with an educational activity. Examples include inviting LRNow to give a presentation before or after services, host a Day of Service for the community and include area environmental organizations, host a lecture or film series on relevant topics, host educational activities for day school or Sunday school students.



Watch this video to learn more about the Pearl Faith and Pearl Business Programs!


Provided by The Meridian Group

Visit these Pearl Faith Community Members to see what exciting things they are doing to be good stewards of Virginia Beach Waterways!

All Saints’ Episcopal Church

Baylake United Methodist Church

Bayside Christian Church

Church of the Holy Family

Community United Methodist Church

Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists

Eastern Shore Chapel

First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach

Friends Meeting

Our Saviour Lutheran Church

Kings Grant Presbyterian Church

Lynnhaven Colony Congregation

Nimmo United Methodist Church

Ohef Sholom Temple

Old Donation Episcopal Church

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church

Thalia United Methodist Church

Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Chapel 

Chalice Christian Church

St. Andrews United Methodist Church

To become a member of our Pearl Faith Community contact Emily Lomauro at, or call our office at 757-962-5398.



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