Earth Day Worship Resources: Sermon, Litany, and Scripture Reading from Global Ministries

by | Apr 6, 2021 | UMC News

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice

The General Board of Global Ministries has assembled Earth Day worship resources that might be of interest. Earth Day, April 22, 2021, will mark the 51st anniversary of this holiday. The resources have been curated by the Rev. Jenny Phillips, Senior Technical Advisor for Environmental Sustainability at Global Ministries. The resources include
  • a videotaped sermon by Rev. Phillips entitled “Somewhere Better Than Here”, with and without subtitles
  • a videotaped reading of Luke 24:36b-48, read by Roland Fernandes, General Secretary of Global Ministries and UMCOR, with and without subtitles
  • a videotaped litany read by 4 of our United Methodist missionaries, with and without subtitles

PDF text documents of these materials are also available.

All of these resources can be found at Worship resources for Earth Day 2021 – Global Ministries (umcmission.org)

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Author: Billie K. Fidlin

Billie K. Fidlin is the Director of Outreach & Justice for the Desert Southwest Conference. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and attended Claremont School of Theology for religious studies. Ms. Fidlin currently serves as the President of the Arizona Faith Network in her second term. She is President & Founder of Whisper n Thunder Inc., and sits on various boards including the Justa Center and the Phoenix Police Department's Faith Advisory Council. Her awards include the UM Foundation for Evangelism 2004 Distinguished Evangelist; 2016 Church Women United / United Nations Human Rights Award; 2018 Servant Leader Award AZ Faith Network; 2022 Southern Poverty Law Center Certificate of Recognition; and 2022-23 Class of Who's Who in America.
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