Food

Food is central to life: The United Church believes that our society must ensure a food supply for everyone that is safe, reliable, and affordable. At the same time, agriculture and fisheries should provide a dignified livelihood for producers and ensure ecological balance.

Worship Ideas
PDF icon Recognizing That Food Is Sacred: Seed Service
A service that focuses on one of the Seven Principles of Food Sovereignty and features a seed mandala.
PDF icon Seeds of Sovereignty
A worship outline for the Seeding Life campaign from Mandate, Nov. 2014.
File Service for World Food Sunday
A World Food Sunday service that can be adapted for local contexts.
File There Is a Great Hunger in Creation
A worship service for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
File Twelfth Night Ideas
Ideas for celebrating Twelfth Night of Christmas as a congregation or family.
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.
Prayers

The following is a personal expression of faith.

Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service offer self-sufficiency and hope.
File Minutes for Mission 2017: A Warm Welcome
Our gifts for Mission & Service support food and a place of welcome. Let us hear a story of a community ministry supported by a Mission & Service grant.
Extras
PDF icon A Drama about Food Sovereignty and Justice
This drama goes with the worship “Seeds of Sovereignty” found in Mandate November 2014.
HTML icon Churches Week of Action on Food (Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance)
An archive of resources for worship, advocacy, and action on food justice.
File Churches' Week of Action on Food (World Council of Churches)
Annual resources for a week of action on food justice, leading up to World Food Sunday.
PDF icon Exploring the Principles of Food Sovereignty
A Resource for the Food Justice Week of Action.
File Global Day of Prayer to End Famine (WCC)
A World Council of Churches "resource pack" to support a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on May 21, 2017...
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...