Climate Change

The United Church of Canada, together with others around the world, is deeply concerned about climate change. This issue has profound ethical and moral dimensions.

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PDF icon Bears, Bees, and Butterflies (Mandate, May 2016)
A program on climate change for older children.

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PDF icon Bulletin Insert: One Earth, One Sea, One Sky (Earth Sunday)
Our Creator God calls us to give thanks for the gifts of Earth, Sea, and Sky. ...

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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...

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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.
Last updated: 
April 2, 2019

The United Church’s “A New Creed” reminds us that we are called to live with respect in creation. Not respect “for” creation, as a separate entity. But respect “in” the creation that is all around and within us. That is our origin story, we people who were formed of soil and of one another.

As global temperatures rise, and destructive weather patterns become more frequent; as poor and vulnerable regions become more vulnerable; as the call to live into reconciliation rings out across this sacred land… How can we...

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File Creation and Creativity
A theme-based service of worship for Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost with a short skit.
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April 18, 2019
Last updated: 
April 18, 2019
A diverse group of Canadian church leaders are speaking out for climate justice in a new ecumenical Earth Day video jointly produced by KAIROS, Canadian Council of Churches, and Citizens for Public Justice.

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Last updated: 
April 26, 2019

Faithful Footprints is a program to help the United Church reduce its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050, starting with a focus on our own buildings and grants of up to $30,000 per community of faith. 

Last updated: 
March 12, 2019

A prayer for all those who are being affected by extreme weather events.

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PDF icon God among the Wild Things (Mandate, May 2016)
A Bible study on the climate crisis

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PDF icon Leaders of Today (Mandate, May 2016)
A workshop to empower youth for climate change activism
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November 2, 2015
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September 5, 2018
Moderator Jordan Cantwell welcomes the new Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
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September 13, 2017
Last updated: 
March 12, 2019
Diverse organizations, including the United Church, champion Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change and Clean Growth.
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January 12, 2016
Last updated: 
October 19, 2018
Each of us wrestles with the complexity of living in a social and economic system that is dependent on fossil fuels.

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PDF icon Overcoming Barriers (Mandate, May 2016)
Workshop: What blocks us from taking action on climate justice?

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File Peace with the Earth
A worship service for the International Day of Peace on the theme "Peace with the Earth."...

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File Prayer for All Affected by the East Japan Earthquake
This prayer is used at the Mizonokuchi Church in the city of Kawasaki, a part of Kanagawa Prefecture and of the Kanagawa District of the United Church of Christ in Japan. Translation by Rob Witmer.
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July 19, 2018
Last updated: 
June 19, 2019
The Roman Catholic‒United Church of Canada Dialogue has released a report on climate change entitled: The Hope within Us.

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PDF icon The Hope within Us
A report on climate change by the Roman Catholic-United Church Dialogue in Canada, 2018

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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.

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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.
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December 2, 2016
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October 1, 2018
Moderator Jordan Cantwell expresses the church’s concerns about the approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.
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June 5, 2018
Last updated: 
May 6, 2019
In her June 1 letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Moderator wrote to express deep concern at the federal government’s decision to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

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PDF icon Universal Light (music)
Musical score for "Universal Light," a communion prayer by Bruce Harding, Marie Lewin, and Rod Sykes...

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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.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Depend on Me!
A worship service for the fifth Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost, or for Thanksgiving Sunday.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Enjoy My Songs!
A worship service for the first Sunday, Year C, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Learn My Stories!
A worship service for the second Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Lend Me Your Voice!
A worship service for the fourth Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost, or World Communion Sunday.

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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.

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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.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Love Me! (Using Lectionary Readings)
A worship service for the first Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost, using lectionary readings.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Nurture Me!
A worship service for the third Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Seek My Intelligence!
A worship service for the second Sunday, Year C, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.

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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.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Speak for Me!
A worship service for the first Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Stand Up for Me!
A worship service for the fourth Sunday, Year C, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Sustain Me!
A worship service for the fifth Sunday, Year C, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost, World Communion Sunday.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Walk Lightly Upon Me!
A worship service for the third Sunday, Year C, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.

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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.
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