Earth Day Resources

Links to resources and stories on liturgy, green congregations and climate change, and church gardens.

Earth Day & Liturgy

Blessing of a Garden – A liturgy from the resources of Episcopal Relief and Development’s Abundant Life Garden Project

Earth Ministry: Worship Resources – Includes a wide selection of prayers, scripture, and music to use in worship services or other contexts.

Resources for Environmental Liturgy Found in The Book of Common Prayer, Enriching Our Worship, and The Hymnal 1982 – Also includes environmental themes for liturgical seasons throughout the year; complied by the Diocese of New York

Bulletin Insert for the 4th Sunday of Easter, 2016- Ideal for congregational use, this insert can be downloaded and printed for free.

Green Churches & Climate Change

Creation Justice Ministries (formerly known as the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program) - Creation care and environmental justice policies and resources of 37 major Christian denominations throughout the United States.

Global Warming & Global Ministry - A webinar on the impact of global warming on communities and how we can respond as individuals and communities of faith.

Green Faith – An interfaith organization equipping people for environmental leadership through its programs and resources.

Greening Our Faith – Turning Faith into Action - A menu of opportunities for congregations to take the first steps toward developing ongoing environmental stewardship and ministry.

Homegrown Communion: Faith, Land, and Neighbor – A webinar on connecting congregations to land and neighbor through food, faith, and farming.

In the Beginning -  Ordained scientists in The Episcopal Church offer insight on this sometimes controversial question through a new groundbreaking video curriculum offered by Forward Movement.

Interfaith Power & Light – Programs, policy, and resources for the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Church Garden Resources & Stories

Abundant Life Garden Project – An interactive, Scripture-based children’s program developed by Episcopal Relief & Development.

Asset Map of The Episcopal Church – Use the Asset Map to find more information, to ask questions, or partner with another congregation with a garden ministry.

How Does Your (Church) Garden Grow? ­– St. Andrew’s adopted ERD’s Abundant Life Garden Project curriculum and shares some of their results and tips for other congregations.

Meeting God in a Faith Garden – How St. Timothy’s garden grew from a small plot tended by one person into thriving community garden.

Tending to the Earth with Children - Some simple ways young people can care for creation at home and church.

The Sow It Forward Garden Grants Program - Available to churches, schools, and other organizations interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community.

Tips for Parishes Considering a Food Pantry Garden – St. Timothy’s shares their tips and lessons learned from growing their small garden into a community resource.