Climate Sunday 2021

TreesThe UK will be hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November, bringing together parties from all over the world to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. For more details see: https://ukcop26.org/

The Climate Sunday initiative is calling on all local churches across Great Britain & Ireland to hold a climate-focused service on any Sunday before COP26. At this service, congregations are encouraged to make a commitment to greater action to address climate change in their own place of worship and community and to use their voice to tell politicians we want a cleaner, greener, fairer future at the heart of plans agreed during COP26. Details are provided on the Climate Sunday website, which includes a wide range of worship resources together with details on how to make a commitment and adding your voice to the climate emergency campaign: https://www.climatesunday.org/

Environment Sunday on 6 June 2021 is one opportunity to hold a climate-focused service. This follows World Environment Day on 5 June featuring the launch of The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration which aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

In response to the Climate Sunday initiative, the United Reformed Church Children’s and Youth Work team from across the country have collaborated to put together an online intergenerational worship entitled God’s World – Hands Off! which will be premiered on YouTube on 28 May in time for Environment Sunday on 6 June. More details will be available on the URC website: www.urc.org.uk/resources-for-children-and-youth

Please contact Richard Pearce If you would like any further help with this initiative or with making a commitment to action such as joining the Eco Church programme:

Green Apostle, Mersey Synod
Email: Greenapostle@urcmerseysynod.org.uk
Tel: 01925 382970

Mobile: 07976 352914