Celebrate 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 2013, April 21st is Earth Day Sunday, though you may also choose to celebrate an Earth Sunday whenever suits your congregation's calendar.
The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program produces Earth Day Sunday resources each year.With sermon starters, prayers, and great information on a variety of energy issues, this ecumenical, 14-page resource should be a great starting point for your congregation's celebration. Click here to download the 2013 Earth Day Sunday resource, "Sunday Morning Sustainability: Eco-Justice Impacts and Opportunities"
Earth Day Archives
Use the links below for materials to examine past Earth Day themes with your congregation.
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!