Free Resources for Download


Download the REVISED Mission 4/1 Earth Campaign Manual. Now includes a detailed section on environmental advocacy!
Mission 4/1 Earth timecard - downloadable pdf of the time card so that your congregation can keep track of its hours, trees planted and letters written.
Music and arts related resources
Books, periodicals, liturgies and films about earth care
50 Tips & Tweets for Mission 4/1 Earth
A brief reading list on the environment

Sewing Comma Seeds Sermon by The Rev. Penny Lowes
Recommended ways to earn green hours
How to count earth care hours

Mission 4/1 Earth Worship Ways
Calls to Worship [rtf]
Calls to Worship [pdf]
Prayer for Creation in Drought [rtf]
Prayer for Creation in Drought [pdf]
Prayer of Thanks: 4 Elements [rtf]
Prayer of Thanks: 4 Elements [pdf]
Passing the Peace Rituals [rtf]
Passing the Peace Rituals [pdf]
How the Earth Praises—Offering [rtf]
How the Earth Praises—Offering [pdf]
Resurrection Built In—Confession [rtf]
Resurrection Built In—Confession [pdf]
The Bounty of a Gracious Spirit—Pastoral Prayer [rtf]
The Bounty of a Gracious Spirit—Pastoral Prayer [pdf]
Companions on the Planet—Arbor Day Prayer [rtf]
Companions on the Planet—Arbor Day Prayer [pdf]
Rejoice O Earth—Traditional Easter Proclamation [rtf]
Rejoice O Earth—Traditional Easter Proclamation [pdf]
Hoping and Dreaming with Creation—Pentecost [rtf]
Hoping and Dreaming with Creation—Pentecost [pdf]
One in Love and Mission - Easter 7 [rtf]
One in Love and Mission - Easter 7 [pdf]
Rural Life Sunday—Easter 6 [rtf]
Rural Life Sunday—Easter 6 [pdf]
Ground Us and Grow Us in Love—Easter 5 [rtf]
Ground Us and Grow Us in Love—Easter 5 [pdf]
Shepherd Us in Courage—Easter 4 [rtf]
Shepherd Us in Courage—Easter 4 [pdf]
Feed My Sheep—Easter 3 [rtf]
Feed My Sheep—Easter 3 [pdf]
The Loving Hands of God—Easter 2 [rtf]
The Loving Hands of God—Easter 2 [pdf]
Resurrection of All Creation—Easter Day [rtf]
Resurrection of All Creation—Easter Day [pdf]

Spanish Prayer Resources
Oracion de Confesion [rtf]
Oracion de Confesion [pdf]
Oracion de Ofrenda [rtf]
Oracion de Ofrenda [pdf]
Un ritual Verde/Paz [rtf]
Un Ritual Verde/Paz [pdf]
Una Oracion Verde [rtf]
Una Oracion Verde [pdf]
19 Mayo [rtf]
19 Mayo [pdf]
12 Mayo [rtf]
12 Mayo [pdf]
5 Mayo [rtf]
5 Mayo [pdf]
28 Abril [rtf]
28 Abril [pdf]
21 Abril [rtf]
21 Abril [pdf]
14 Abril [rtf]
14 Abril [pdf]
7 Abril [rtf]
7 Abril [pdf]
31 de Marzo [rtf]
31 de Marzo [pdf]

Hymn Suggestions from The New Century Hymnal
Alabanza (As the Rain Is Falling) 34
All Things Bright and Beautiful 31
Awake, Awake to Love and Work 89
Cantemos al Creador 39
Children of God 533
Come to Tend God's Garden 586
Creating God, Your Fingers Trace 462
De colores 402
For the Fruit of All Creation 425
God Created Heaven and Earth 33
God of the Sparrow God of the Whale 32
God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens 556
Golden Breaks the Dawn 470
Great Spirit God 341
Heaven and Earth, and Sea and Air 566
I Sing the Mighty Power of God 12
In Christ There Is no East or West 394, 395
Let Us with a Joyful Mind 16
O God, the Creator 291
O How Glorious, Full of Wonder 558
Our God, to Whom We Turn 37
Praise to God 5
Praise to the Living God 8
Pray for the Wilderness 557
Sing Praise to God, Our Highest Good 6
Stars and Planets Flung in Orbit 567
Thank You, God 559
Touch the Earth Lightly 569
Wakantanka taku nitawa (Many and Great, O God, Are Your Works) 3
We Are not Our Own 564
We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky 563

Carbon Calculators
Carbon Footprint
Cool Climate Network
Nature Conservancy
TerraPass
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Resources from the National Council of Churches
Congregational Stewardship with Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies
Climate and Church: How Global Climate Change Will Impact Core Church Ministries
A Life of abundance: Energy and Ethics
Building a firm foundation: A Creation-Friendly Building Guide for Churches
Just Climate: Study guide for adult Christian education
Rooted in God's Word and Lands: A Celebration of the Earth That Nourishes Us

Related Ministries in the United States
There are dozens of faith organizations working on environmental ministry and environmental justice. Here is a sampling. For a more complete list, see Earth Ministry's website under Resources/Ecumenical and Interfaith/Religious PartnerOrganizations.

Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
Earth Ministry
Eco-Justice Ministries
The Episcopal Ecological Network
Evangelical Environmental Network
The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
GreenFaith
Interfaith Power & Light
National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Web of Creation

Logos and Graphics
Here are the Mission 4/1 Earth logo and graphics for your use. If you need a different file format, or have a question about use, contact Barb Powell at powellb@ucc.org.

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