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Called to Action - Climate Sunday ideas

Published: 6th August 2021

Called to Action logoThe latest edition of Called to Action includes ideas of how to mark Climate Sunday in your church - worship, commit and speak up.

Climate Sunday logoThe Climate Sunday initiative is calling on all local churches across Great Britain & Ireland to hold a climate-focused service on any Sunday before COP26 in November. So far over 1,000 churches have joined in, could your church add its voice this year? Find more resources on the Climate Sunday website.Bristol Cathedral's wildflower meadow

Bristol Cathedral and many other churches have let their grass grow this year. For further information please see this blog post

 

Worship

Climate Sunday icon for worshipMark out the shape of a cross or a circle on the ground. Ask people to find and bring along an object like a leaf, a stone, or even some litter from a green space. Invite people to add their finds to make a focus for praise, prayer, and offering of concerns. Prayers could be written on slips of paper and placed around the shape.

Commitcross using natural materials

Climate Sunday icon for commitA Climate Sunday service is a perfect time to announce a commitment like signing up to Eco Church, and a practical project such as changing the management of your mown areas to increase biodiversity and provide a living, green sermon. Seeds collected from wildflower patches in people’s gardens could be given out as a token of commitment.

Speak Up

Climate Sunday icon for speak outLetting the grass grow around the church and encouraging members to do likewise in their gardens, is a powerful statement about walking humbly with the rest of creation. There are many campaigns on national and international issues in the run up to COP26. This campaign focusses on recognising the importance of and protecting grasslands. Find out more

Using these ideas could support Eco Church : Worship & Teaching 1, 3 & 10, Land 2, 7, 8, 15, 16 & 17, Community & Global Engagement 15 & 16

Download this Called to Action as a pdf

Page last updated: Thursday 16th March 2023 8:42 PM

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