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

Awe before Creation (25.13 KB): A theme-based service of worship for Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
Creation and Creativity (41.31 KB): A theme-based service of worship for Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost with a short skit.
In Truth and Action (26.33 KB): 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).
Reconciliation in the Watershed: A Creation Time Resource (40.26 KB): Weekly reflections on the themes of "All My Relations" and "watershed discipleship."
Seeds of Life (22.06 KB): A short worship for a small group to share in Spring.
The Seasons: Eros and a Right Relation with Earth (26.97 KB): 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? Delight in Me! (21.28 KB): 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! (19.83 KB): A worship service for the second Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
What Is Creation Saying to Us? Love Me! (28.15 KB): 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 (26.83 KB): A worship service for the Thanksgiving Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
What Is Creation Saying to Us? Work with Me! (23.74 KB): A worship service for the third Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.

Music

Universal Light (music) (161.67 KB): Musical score for "Universal Light," a communion prayer by Bruce Harding, Marie Lewin, and Rod Sykes.

Related Material

Bears, Bees, and Butterflies (Mandate, May 2016) (1.46 MB): A program on climate change for older children.
Climate Change and Faith (Mandate, May 2016) (317.5 KB): This workshop will create a space for honest conversation and help people understand climate change as a spiritual matter.
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.
For the Love of Creation: Resources and Worship Ideas (46.85 KB): For the Love of Creation offers faith-based resources, ideas, and opportunities to advocate for climate justice.
God among the Wild Things (Mandate, May 2016) (498.09 KB): A Bible study on the climate crisis
Leaders of Today (Mandate, May 2016) (287.19 KB): A workshop to empower youth for climate change activism
Overcoming Barriers (Mandate, May 2016) (669.63 KB): Workshop: What blocks us from taking action on climate justice?
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 their communities.
The Liturgical Colour Orange and Ember Days (75.25 KB): A history of the colour orange and ember days for use in Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
Walking with the Book of Nature (Mandate Fall 2018) (405.22 KB): A workshop that helps us “read” the sacred text of nature.