April 22nd will be the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
CCA has gathered some resources to support your congregation in honoring, celebrating or teaching about creation care in this season. Several congregations will offer sermons, classes or teachings on the Sunday before or just after Earth Day. A 2020 theme “The Fierce Urgency of Now” was coordinated by Creation Justice Ministries, an ecumenical organization that carries out the creation care and environmental justice priorities of dozens of Christian denominations and communions. The theme comes from a quote by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there ‘is’ such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
Earth Day Sunday Experiences on April 19th or 26th.
MULTI-FAITH EARTH DAY SERVICE
Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 2:00pm
Washington National Cathedral
Faith Climate Action Week with Interfaith Power and Light
Find local congregations offering worship online here.
Earth Day Sunday Worship Resources
Season of Creation-Designed for the fall “Season of Creation” but offers many good resources.
Green Faith- This offers a robust set of resources, prayers and scriptures from a variety of faith traditions
Presbyterians for Earth Care- Creation Care Resources with a Presbyterian perspective
Interfaith Power and Light- Has a variety of resources including sample sermons, prayers, and liturgies.
Hymns and Songs for Creation Care
Resources regarding Environmental Justice
United Church of Christ-One-stop EcoJustice Research site