Each year, over a billion people around the world celebrate earth day through acts of service and worship. Watch the 2022 Creation Justice Ministries Ecumenical Earth Day service! Join Christian siblings from across theological traditions to celebrate Earth Day and worship the Creator.
Greetings by Avery Davis Lamb
Homily by Rev. Dr. Betty Holley
Prayers and scripture read by Tammy Alexander
Prayers by Karyn Bigelow
Music by Christian McIvor
Weathering the Storm: A Prayer of Lament
Through the season of Lent and into Earth Month, let us discover together how the church might become a hub of resilience in the midst of the spiritual and physical storms of the climate crisis. Join us for this virtual workshop to learn about building climate resilience into your worship. Gain tools on preaching climate justice year-round and learn how to weave climate resilience into your church’s worship for this Earth Day Sunday. Speakers include: The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. Facilitated by Avery Davis Lamb, Co-Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries.
In a reflection on Matthew 3, Ched Myers offers context for John’s words and how we might bear fruits worthy of repentance in ourselves, our communities, and our churches.
Truth, Healing & Conservation: Tracing the Roots of California Ecocide, Seeking Fruits of Repentance
In this webinar, we will trace the connections between the ecological crisis in the state of California and the attempted genocide and removal of Indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands. Christian denominations are beginning to acknowledge and seek to make amends for the role of the Church in sanctioning this destruction under the Doctrine of Discovery. At the same time, a growing environmental justice movement is recognizing that Indigenous ecological knowledge is essential for land conservation. We will highlight examples of conservation efforts led by Indigenous groups in California, and offer opportunities for faith communities to come together in support of these initiatives.
How can we proclaim the good news of the Gospel in this time of despair and devastation? In this sermon, Creation Justice Ministries co-Executive Director Avery Davis Lamb draws on the language of "Living Hope" from Peter to explore the connection between hope, suffering, and action, and offer preachers and teachers a Biblically-rooted roadmap to talk about climate change in a congregational setting. Originally delivered for the Presbytery of Baltimore. Recorded October 21, 2021.
Sitting on the coast of North Carolina, St. Paul AME Zion Church and Camp Caroline are no strangers to climate disasters. They are also no strangers to the spiritual and physical resilience needed in the face of the climate crisis. Learn how these leaders are cultivating faithful resilience in North Carolina: Rev. Lynn Godette, St. Paul AME Zion Church, Aurora, NC Rev. Gerald Godette, St. Paul AME Zion Church, Aurora, NC Casey Perry, Camp Caroline, Arapahoe, NC Filmmaking by Two Pine State.
In Brunswick, GA, faith leaders are on the frontlines of climate change and environmental justice. They are also on the frontlines of physical and spiritual resilience, guiding their communities through the storms of the climate crisis.
Learn how these leaders are cultivating faithful resilience in Georgia:
Fr. DeWayne Cope, St. Athanasius Episcopal Church
Hermina Glass-Hill, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light
Rev. Zack Lyde, St. John Missionary Baptist Church
Filmmaking by Two Pine State.