April 22: Earth Day Sunday Resources

God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good (Genesis 1:31).

As good stewards we are called to take actions on behalf of creation that we might honor God, preserve Earth and its rich variety and bio-diversity, and find delight in this place we call “home.” On June 16, 2016, the NH Council of Churches released our Stewardship of Creation Policy that reinforces our desire for action.

Worship Resources Churches using the Revised Common Lectionary read the parable of the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18) on Sunday, April 22. This is an ideal time for Sunday worship to connect God’s loving care for us and our loving care for God’s creation. You can find some worship supports at:

  1. Creation Justice Ministries
  2. Interfaith Power and Light
  3. Church of the Woods, Canterbury, NH

Poor People’s Campaign One major focus of the Poor People’s Campaign is ecological devastation. The damage done to creation will hurt the poor and will hurt people of color disproportionately. This reality compounds the already existing dangers.

In the national study The Souls of Poor Folk Audit, “at least 4 million families with children are being exposed to high levels of lead.” Here in New Hampshire, you can read the recent story of the Livingston family’s experience with lead poisoning, as they spoke at our February 5 press conference in Concord.

Sign up to support the Poor People’s Campaign online or text MORAL to 90975.