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.

Worship Ideas
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.
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.
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? Depend on Me!
A worship service for the fifth Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost, or for Thanksgiving Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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? Love Me! (Using Lectionary Readings)
A worship service for the first Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost, using lectionary readings.
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.
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.
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? Speak for Me!
A worship service for the first Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
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.
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.
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.
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

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

A prayer for the Fridays for Future Climate Strike movement by Alydia Smith.

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.
Music
PDF icon Universal Light (music)
Musical score for "Universal Light," a communion prayer by Bruce Harding, Marie Lewin, and Rod Sykes...
Related Material
PDF icon Bears, Bees, and Butterflies (Mandate, May 2016)
A program on climate change for older children.
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. ...
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.
File Earth Day 2019: For the Love of All Creation
An urgent plea for climate action: The #ForTheLoveOfCreation video collaboration was coordinated by the Canadian Council of Churches, KAIROS, and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ). This video highlights the need for urgent action by—the Canadian government—on climate change.
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 Overcoming Barriers (Mandate, May 2016)
Workshop: What blocks us from taking action on climate justice?
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.
Worship Blog
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...

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