Earth Day

April 22
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What special Earth Day worship service or event will your congregation offer?

In 2023, Earth Day (April 22) lands on a Saturday. This year we have a wonderful opportunity to create events that people of all ages can enjoy.

We invite congregations to gather outdoors in a place that needs healing – maybe a city park, riverbank, or stretch of woods. Bring whatever tools you need (e.g., gloves, trash bags, rakes, shovels). We’ve created a simple, ecumenical outdoor liturgy that can be adapted to your own needs and location. Healing Our Hearts, Healing the Land is a 90-minute, family-friendly liturgy that includes time for walking, outdoor cleanup, and prayer. It could be followed by lunch or refreshments. Invite the public!

Celebrate Earth Day Sunday on April 23 (Third Sunday of Easter). You can find preaching resources in PRAY.

Many resources are available:

Faith Climate Action Week (April 14-23) is Interfaith Power & Light’s annual program of climate-themed worship services and sermons that spans ten days of activities around Earth Day. This year's theme is Living the Golden Rule: Just Transition to a Clean Energy Economy.  

Offerings include:

  • online worship resources
  • opportunity to screen a series of short films for your congregation
  • postcard campaign and online advocacy petition calling upon Toyota and other car makers to support clean cars
  • find or add your events to IPL's online national calendar.

Click here to purchase your printed 2023 Faith Climate Action Week kit today.