Climate Sunday on Singing the Faith Plus
Science, faith and the climate and ecological emergency
Hymns for our planet
Small group discussion materials
CJ4A (Climate Justice for All) worship resources
In November, the United Nations COP26 meeting is scheduled to convene in Glasgow.
In preparation for the gathering, the Methodist Church have been part of shaping Climate Sunday.
Climate Sunday is an initiative of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’s Environmental Issues Network. The Network is encouraging every church in the UK to hold a Climate Sunday service in the lead up to COP26.
A wide range of resources to help churches plan their local “climate services” are available on the Climate Sunday page.
Singing the Faith Plus offers its own existing range of resources under the heading Climate and Creation.
For the 2021 Climate Sunday initiative we have partnered with Methodist hymn writer Andrew Pratt and Bramhall Methodist Church’s Praying for our Planet seminar series.
Praying for our Planet offers a series of seven talks by scientists who are also Christians and whose work relates to the climate and ecological emergency. In each Zoom-presented session, a scientist speaks first about the science with which they are involved and then, more briefly, reflects on how this affects their faith and prayer life.
Running live from mid-May to the start of July, recordings of the complete talks – including Q&As – are all viewable on YouTube.
Praying for our Planet is part of Bramhall Methodist Church’s Climate Year in partnership with Greater Manchester Churches Together. The seminar themes will be used as the basis for a week of Prayer Services to be streamed from the Manchester area in the last week of Creation Time. Check the Bramhall and GMCT websites for details nearer the time.
Andrew Pratt was invited to be Hymn Writer in Residence for the series and has responded to each lecture with a new text. They are all available here on Singing the Faith Plus, as well as, separately, on the Praying for Our Planet pages.
Why and how should the Church respond to the climate emergency? is a series of six small-group discussion sessions written by the Revds Sarah Parkin and Richard Baker as Bramhall Methodist Church’s introduction to our Climate Year. Each session includes videos, questions and short Bible readings for group reflection.
Originally written for Lent 2021, the material can be used at any time of year and has been made available for anyone who would like to make use of it.
CJ4A is an alliance of young Methodists from around the world who have created a youth-led campaign for the global Methodist family to take action on the climate crisis. The campaign workers, from Britain, Uruguay, Fiji, Zambia and Italy, have been building a network of volunteers from eleven other countries to help them.
Videos and worship resources from each of the participating nations are going live on the World Methodist Council’s web pages in the months leading up to COP26.