Environment

The United Church has worked on ecological issues for more than 40 years. Our faith calls us to live with respect in creation. We are concerned that climate change, ocean change, lack of access to clean water, and resource extraction have a greater impact on the most impoverished and vulnerable living beings.

Worship Ideas
File 2017 Creation Time Resource: Reconciliation in the Watershed
Weekly reflections on the themes of "All My Relations" and "watershed discipleship."...
File Awe before Creation
A theme-based service of worship for Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
PDF icon Caring for Creation: A Service for Children’s Sunday
This service for Children's Sunday invites all of us to care for creation as a Christian community...
File Creation and Creativity
A theme-based service of worship for Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost with a short skit.
PDF icon Earth Hour Vigil
An interfaith vigil for faith communities and others to use in observing Earth Hour.
File Living with Respect in Creation: A Story in the Style of Godly Play
A story for children to use during Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
File Peace with the Earth
A worship service for the International Day of Peace on the theme "Peace with the Earth."...
PDF icon Seeds of Life
A short worship for a small group to share in Spring.
PDF icon The Liturgical Colour Orange and Ember Days
A history of the colour orange and ember days for use in Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
File The Seasons: Eros and a Right Relation with Earth
A theme-based service of worship for Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost which uses eros as a lens to gain insight into right relation with earth and all creation.
PDF icon Universal Light (music)
Musical score for "Universal Light," a communion prayer by Bruce Harding, Marie Lewin, and Rod Sykes...
File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Delight in Me!
A worship service for the first Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Listen to Us!
A worship service for the second Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Love Me!
A worship service for the fourth Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Share My Abundance!
A worship service for the Thanksgiving Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Work with Me!
A worship service for the third Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
Prayers

The following is a personal expression of faith.

PDF icon Prayer for all impacted by wildfires in BC
A prayer for all affected by the British Columbia wildfires of July 2017.

The following is a personal expression of faith.

Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support care for creation.
Extras
PDF icon Bears, Bees, and Butterflies (Mandate, May 2016)
A program on climate change for older children.
PDF icon Climate Change and Faith (Mandate, May 2016)
This workshop will create a space for honest conversation and help people understand climate change as a spiritual matter.
PDF icon God among the Wild Things (Mandate, May 2016)
A Bible study on the climate crisis
PDF icon Leaders of Today (Mandate, May 2016)
A workshop to empower youth for climate change activism
PDF icon One Earth, One Sea, One Sky: Earth Sunday Bulletin
Our Creator God calls us to give thanks for the gifts of Earth, Sea, and Sky. ...
PDF icon Overcoming Barriers (Mandate, May 2016)
Workshop: What blocks us from taking action on climate justice?
File Seeding Life
Together we can build a world in which food is produced, distributed, and consumed in ways that respect the Earth. Mission & Service partners in Haiti and South Africa support small-farmers' organizations that are working to change their countries' economies to sustain themselves and...