In recognition of the urgent need to address the intertwined crisis of climate and inequality, the UCC Council for Climate Justice has defined the next ten years as a kairos window of divine opportunity in which people of faith are called to an all-out mobilization of their gifts and resources. Over the course of ten weeks, the council will offer a weekly suggested action for how churches and institutions can mobilize during this critical period. Here is the second suggested action:
2. Plan inspired worship that continually focuses attention on this kairos moment.
- Have a special kairos-themed worship service near Earth Day. Make use of Earth Sunday worship materials in this resource by Creation Justice Ministries entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now.”
- Through dialogue sermons, poetry, and art, invite into worship members of the broader community who are addressing climate and inequality as leaders, thinkers, or artists.
- Devote at least one minute each Sunday to being a Kairos Moment of Reflection or Call to Action. Learn from Weybridge Congregational Church in Vermont which has a Creation Care Moment each Sunday. Members of an eco-theology affinity group for the UCC's Council for Climate Justice have also collected authored a collection of Kairos Moments for congregations to use.