Rural Life Sunday

Rural Life Sunday is celebrated on the third Sunday in May. It calls the church to celebrate its heritage, to affirm worldwide the people and communities who work with and on the land by raising food and fiber, and to recognize the ongoing crisis occurring in rural areas of the nation and the world today.

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.
Binary Data Harvest Prayers
A variety of prayers—including graces, intercessions, and prayers—of thanksgiving all related to harvest.

A prayer for World Food Day by Alydia Smith

Related Material
PDF icon Addressing Global Hunger (Bulletin Insert)
A bulletin insert with information about what the United Church and partners do to help address global hunger. Includes a prayer for food security.