United Church of Christ

Earth Day Sunday

The Bible is full of beautiful language and theology for celebrating God's Creation. Yet sometimes, in the rhythm of the liturgical year, it can be challenging to find a specific time to focus as a church community on the theme of Creation. Earth Sunday provides just such an opportunity. This year Earth Day is on April 22nd. Typically, Earth Sunday is celebrated on the date closest to Earth Day. For 2017, that would be Sunday, April 23rd, but you may also choose a different Sunday that works for your church.
Earth Day Sunday ToolkitThis year, with the help of Creation Justice Ministries, we are exploring the theme “Environmental Justice with Indigenous People.” Christian communities living in the United States have a unique role to play in developing relationships of solidarity with indigenous peoples, especially on matters pertaining to the environment. Through the new materials provided, churches can explore the impact that the Doctrine of Discovery has had on U.S. history and theology as well as how we treat God's creation. Churches can equip themselves to further a just world for all by learning about tribal sovereignty, sacred places, and other considerations when advocating for responsible energy stewardship.


April 23, 2017 at 8am - 8pm
Rev. Brooks Berndt ·