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

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.
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.
Seeds of Life: A short worship for a small group to share in Spring.
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.
What Is Creation Saying to Us? Love Me!: A worship service for the fourth Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reconciliation in the Watershed: A Creation Time Resource : Weekly reflections on the themes of "All My Relations" and "watershed discipleship."
What Is Creation Saying to Us? Nurture Me!: A worship service for the third Sunday, Year B, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
In Truth and Action: A service for Earth Day that calls us to love, not only in word or speech, but in truth and action (1 John 3:18).
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.
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.
Awe before Creation: A theme-based service of worship for Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
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.
Creation and Creativity: A theme-based service of worship for Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost with a short skit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Music

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

Related Material

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.
Bears, Bees, and Butterflies (Mandate, May 2016): A program on climate change for older children.
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.
God among the Wild Things (Mandate, May 2016): A Bible study on the climate crisis
Leaders of Today (Mandate, May 2016): A workshop to empower youth for climate change activism
Overcoming Barriers (Mandate, May 2016): Workshop: What blocks us from taking action on climate justice?
Walking with the Book of Nature (Mandate Fall 2018): A workshop that helps us “read” the sacred text of nature.
Seeding Life:
Earth Day 2019: For the Love of All Creation:
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.