Creation care worship resources

Creation care themes emerge in worship through Scripture, prayers, psalms and hymns. Bringing intentional focus to these themes can awaken your congregation to the Christian call to steward God’s creation. While songs and stories of nature appear in liturgical resources, some churches set aside intentional time to focus on the care of creation.

Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22 and churches typically observe it during the month of April. It is an opportunity to reflect on the goodness of God’s creation and the human responsibility to steward it through worship, education and action.

Season of Creation

Season of Creation is celebrated during the four Sundays of September that precede World Communion Sunday and St. Francis Day. This is an alternate liturgical season during Ordinary Time with lectionary-based themes and scriptures.

Global Ministries Creation Care Network Resource Library
Join the Global Ministries Creation Care Network to access a collection of resources crowdsourced by United Methodists.

Discipleship Ministries
Seasonal worship planning resources, with ideas for Earth Day and beyond.

Creation Care Justice Ministries
Theme-based resources that include educational resources, prayers, blog and monthly newsletters.

Interfaith Power & Light Worship Resources (interfaith)
Prayers and sample sermons.

Additional resources

To connect with other United Methodists engaged in environmental ministries, join the Global Ministries Creation Care Network.

To get help developing an environmental project in your community, apply for the next Global Ministries EarthKeepers Training.