Check Awareness Days for national and international days, weeks or months focussing on specific issues or themes.
Worship & Leadership
Creation Time, or Creationtide, has been adopted ecumenically between September 1 and October 4. For resources, visit Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. Churches are encouraged to hold a Climate Sunday in advance of COP26.
As part of Eco Church, Christian conservation charity A Rocha have a wide variety of resources, focussing on five key areas of church life: Worship and Teaching, Building Management, Land Management, Community and Global Engagement, and Lifestyle.
360Carbon Calculator from Climate Stewards is an excellent tool for calculating your church’s carbon footprint. Individuals can calculate their personal carbon footprint with an easy to use footprint calculator from WWF.
Caring for God’s Acre helps communities to look after churchyards and burial grounds.
Green Journey helps churches to reduce overall costs while improving green credentials and reducing environmental impact
Making Ecobricks is an easy and inventive way of re-using non-recyclable plastics for a positive purpose.
Bright Now is a campaign calling for churches to divest from fossil fuels.
Hope for the Future is a climate charity working to equip people to communicate the urgency of climate change with their local politicians.
TerraCycle offers free recycling solutions for plastic packaging.
Visit Transition Network for more information about the transition movement.
Resources for children and young people are available on the URC website.
Families on Faith Adventures @ Home 1 and Families on Faith Adventures @ Home 2 provide Bible-based games, activities and prayers. Visit the URC website for new material every week or contact Judy Harris to receive the resources by email.
Why not create Stay @ Home bags of craft materials for families from your church supplies?
‘Faith in Families’ reflection by Judy Harris:
Daily Devotions from the URC offers a Bible reading, reflection and prayer for every day of the year. The devotions are written by a large team of volunteers and are available online, by podcast or as a printable booklet.
The URC Church Leadership Programme helps ministers and other church leaders to develop resilient leadership skills whilst deepening self knowledge. The course runs over two weeks, with one week in the autumn and the other in the spring of each academic year.
The URC is determined to explore the Legacies of Slavery with bible studies, films, books, papers, prayers and theology covering the topics including the history of slavery and colonisation, white privilege, restorative justice, and how we can begin to build more conscious, just and anti-racist communities.
Walking Towards Easter Together is a Lent resource pack from the URC, suitable for students, seniors, households and families to use at home.
The Truth That Sets Us Free uses the psalms to reflect on the stories gathered by pilgrims during the URC’s recent educational visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Living Lent is hosted by the Joint Public Issues Team and invites people to become part of a community responding to the call to climate action by making significant personal commitments in changing individual lifestyles.
Church Action on Poverty regularly publishes resources to help embed a concern for poverty and justice into worship and prayer.
Commitment for Life is the United Reformed Church’s global justice programme, with a wide range of resources available for churches.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation is an international movement committed to active nonviolence as a means of personal, social, economic and political transformation. Based in the Christian tradition, it was founded in 1914 and has permanent representation at the UN. Resources include Peace Sunday.
The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) is made up of the Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church, working together for peace and justice. There are resources available for individuals, small groups and churches.
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed in January every year – for more information, visit Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
The World Day of Prayer has a special annual theme that is developed by women of a different country each year.
Roots offers two sets of weekly resources that are available in magazine format and online. The Adult & All Age resources enrich adult, family and all-age worship and learning. The Children & Young People resources provide inspiring ideas for use with toddlers to teens. To see samples of the resources, contact Judy Harris.
Visit the URC website for worship resources from Church House.
Walking the Way explores what it means to follow actively, learn from – and be transformed by – Jesus. It’s for anyone at any stage of the Christian journey.