New congregational resource for Earth Day
Together with the National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice Programs, the ELCA offers an Earth Day resource, titled “Sunday Morning Sustainability: Eco-Justice Impacts and Opportunities,” to help congregations lead worship and adjust routines to create smaller ecological footprints.
National Council of Churches: "Sunday Morning Sustainability: Eco-justice Impacts and Opportunities" (Earth Day Sunday 2013)Many of us have similar Sunday morning routines. They include tasks we hardly think about, like turning on a light, taking a shower, and eating breakfast. Yet, our routine actions impact people and places around the world, often contributing to environmental degradation, h
unger, poverty, and chronic illness. We can help bring healing to God’s people and God’s earth by examining our routines and changing our habits to live more simply and sustainably. In doing so, we respond to Jesus’ call to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, and care for the sick (Matt 25:34-45).
Click here to access this resource as a PDF — you will need to provide your basic information to sign in to the National Council of Churches’ website and select the “ELCA version” of the resource.
Preach-In kit includes activity ideas, a set of 50 bulletin inserts/postcards to send to President Obama, a table tent global warming fact sheet, pre-addressed envelope for postcards to the President, and a return survey form so you can let Interfaith Power and Light know how many postcards your congregation sent to President Obama.
You also have the option of ordering more postcards and a discounted DVD. The Hungry Tide is a 53-minute film about the island nation of Kiribati, which is disappearing due to sea rise.
For the Preach-In kit and other materials, go to http://www.preachin.org.