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.
File Room at the Table (Canadian Foodgrains Bank)
A worship package with resources to pray, give, and advocate for an end to global hunger.
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 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? 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? Sustain Me!
A worship service for the fifth Sunday, Year C, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost, World Communion Sunday.
Prayers

A prayer for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

File Prayer for extreme hunger in Africa, and the Middle East
A prayer for people experiencing extreme hunger in Africa and the Middle East
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support food and a place of welcome.
Mission & Service partners are working with smallhold Kenyan farmers to improve agricultural yields and practices. 
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.
Binary Data Day of Prayer to End Famine | Canadian Foodgrains Bank
On June 10, 2018, join Christians around the world and pray for people suffering from severe hunger with these prayers and words for worship.
Our gifts for Mission & Service offer long-term support and solidarity around the world.
PDF icon Exploring the Principles of Food Sovereignty
A Resource for the Food Justice Week of Action.
Our gifts for Mission & Service offer self-sufficiency and hope.
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...
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