As part of UUMFE’s participation in the Commit2Respond initiative, we commissioned Starr King graduate Matthew McHale to create a suite of worship materials to support the theme of “SHIFT to a Low Carbon Future.” His sermon – “Shifting Energy: From Fossil Fuels To Climate Action” – is sure to educate and motivate your congregation on Earth Sunday or any Sunday.

Download the worship resources in this double-column formatted Word document (120K; or 261K PDF) – it contains the sermon as well as other suggested worship elements: centering thought; opening plus additional hymns; opening words and chalice lightings; prayers; meditations; readings; and closing words. Download “The Children Take Action!” (7.5MB PowerPoint), a special climate change story – see page 10 of the worship resources for a description. Download just the sermon in a pulpit-copy format in MS Word (77K), which you may alter as you wish, or PDF (172K).