Spring For Change Worship Resources

Worship Readings & Resources

Selected Readings by Stephen Shick

The Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth wishes to extend deep gratitude to the Reverend Stephen Shick for his willingness to share the following pieces of writing as worship resources to support Spring for Change: a Season of Sacred Activism.

This resource contains seven new unpublished works, as well as twelve selected readings from Stephen Shick’s two Skinner House publications: Be the Change: Poems, Prayers and Meditations for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers and Consider the Lilies.

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Print Resources

Earth Sunday Order of Service (version one)

Earth Sunday Order of Service (version two)

Use this beautiful Order of Service (OOS) for your Earth Day Sunday worship service, or any appropriate worship service during the Spring for Change Season of Sacred Activism.

Just download the file, fill in the boxes at the bottom of the OOS cover with the information for your congregation’s service, and print. There are two versions, one entitled “Earth Sunday” and the second version with the title section blank for you to fill in.

The illustration on the cover by artist Anna Welch depicts two rabbits planting seeds and harvesting plants in a Spring garden. One rabbit has a sign reading “Create Climate Justice“. In the front right is a calla lily plant, a flower associated with faith and Easter, as well as with the Year of the Pig in the Chinese Zodiac. In the front left is a calendula flower, an edible and deeply medicinal plant that symbolizes healing and transformation.

In the sky is a dove with an olive sprig in its beak that was taken from the olive tree in the background.


Taking a “Share the Plate” Donation

Many Unitarian Universalist congregations have a practice of sharing their Sunday offering with community organizations and groups: some congregations give away their entire offering one Sunday each month; others “split the plate” every Sunday and give half of the offering to a deserving cause.

How to Share the Plate


UUMFE OOS Insert Half-Sheet 

UU Ministry for Earth is sustained by individuals like you and congregations like yours. Help grow and sustain the UU Ministry for Earth by using this OOS half-sheet insert on Earth Sunday or for an appropriate worship service during the Spring for Change Season of Sacred Activism.

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(print double-sided)


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