Multiple environmental crises present existential threats to our planet. Educate and motivate God’s people by designating an “Earth Sunday” or “Creation Sunday.” With Earth Day, April 22, falling on a Thursday, either Sunday of April 18 or 25 would be perfect.
Here are some resources to get you thinking:
A New Heaven and a New Earth: For 2021 Creation Justice Ministries has put together a package of resources focusing on health, environmental racism and eco-justice. Click here to access their resources from previous years.
Restore Our Common Home: Catholic Climate Covenant’s 2021 resource addresses how as people of faith we must urgently act to not only protect but restore God’s beautiful gift of creation.
Three Days of Climate Action is the 2021 global response promoted by EarthDay.org. How might yu or your congregation join a local event or initiative “Restore Our Earth”? Click here for their faith initiatives page.
Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between Our Faith, Our Food, and the Climate is the theme for Interfaith Power & Light’s 2021 “action week.” It examines how our food systems contribute to injustice and to climate change, and how our faiths call us to respond through practical solutions.
Earth Day Sunday Resources – good stuff from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Let All Creation Praise – Here’s an ecumenical group that has links to all sorts of worship and educational materials.
Earth Day Liturgy – from the National Council of Churches.
Earth Day Sunday – The United Church of Canada.
Blessed Earth offers a pdf of activities and worship aids for Honoring God’s Creation.
Awakening to God’s Call to Earthkeeping: This is a great educational resource from the ELCA — a 50-page booklet with lots of ideas and lessons.
Creation Care Curriculum: Every Creature Singing: Here’s a 13-lesson guide from the Mennonite Creation Care Network. Excellent!