Four Things Your Church Can Do to Celebrate the Earth
With Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, in 2021, churches have an opportunity to reflect upon how we can live out our commitment to care for God’s creation. Here are four things your church can do:
- Focus Your Worship! The United Church of Christ has partnered with Creation Justice Ministries to produce thematic worship resources and educational materials. This year’s theme is “A New Heaven and a New Earth: Health, Environmental Racism, and Eco-Justice.”
- Watch an Inspiring Documentary! Find suggested movies, practical tips for screenings, and an upcoming special event with the filmmaker of Kiss the Ground through this online resource page.
- Launch a Book Group! Use Earth Sunday as an opportunity to launch a book group to read Cathedral on Fire!: A Church Handbook for the Climate Crisis. Each chapter includes discussion questions along with suggested actions that have been tested and proven.
- Make a Call for Action! Since the 1980s and 90s, members of the United Church of Christ have been leading voices in calling upon Congress to enact legislation that would bring about environmental justice. Let’s make this happen in 2021 by calling upon our elected officials to enact the Environmental Justice for All Act.