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The earth in some grassCelebrate Earth Day Sunday

Earth Day is  celebrated on April 22 each year, and Presbyterian churches are urged to celebrate Earth Day Sunday near this date. In 2015, either April 19 or April 26 might make a good Earth Day Sunday. You may also choose another date, any time of year, that works for your church.

Earth day Sunday 2015 cover- woman in gardenCreation Justice Ministries (formerly the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program) produces Earth Day Sunday resources each year.With sermon starters, prayers, Christian education suggestions, action tips, and more, the downloadable resource (and web page) has really great information, compiled by pastors. 

The 2015 resource on "Have You Anything Here to Eat: Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate" is ready! To download, find the Presbyterian version of this food and climate Earth Day Sunday resource here!

Please email me, Rebecca Barnes, to share your how your church celebrated Earth Day Sunday.  

Earth Day Archives

Use the links below for materials to examine past Earth Day themes with your congregation.

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program produces Earth Day Sunday resources each year.  This year’s theme is “Where Two or More are Gathered: Eco-Justice as Community.”  Download the resource, which explores the importance of community and shares information on how churches can work in community for eco-justice in the areas of food, water, and air.  Materials include sermon starters, a bulletin insert, and ideas for church action. 


Please email me, Katie Holmes, to share your church’s plans to celebrate Earth Day Sunday.  Read about Presbyterian Churches’ 2010 Earth Day Sunday events.


  • Earth Day Sunday materials for 2013 are still in development at National Council of Churches' Eco-Justice Program. My understanding is that the theme is Sustainability, how each part of preparing for and attending church can be an expression of caring for God's earth. I will post materials as soon as they are finalized! by Rebecca Barnes PC(USA) Staff on 02/12/2013 at 10:55 a.m.

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