promote creation care and climate action this spring, we invite your congregation to use these worship resources focusing on trees of life. This is part of our
JoinTrees campaign to plant one million trees to help restore God's
first and last chapters of the Bible feature the “tree of life” as a
critical part in the community of God’s creation. While the Christian
calendar does not have a special day to celebrate trees, the Jewish
calendar does on Tu BiShvat or Tu B’Shevat, a holiday for ecological
awareness and planting trees.
The United States has Arbor Day on the last Friday in April each year. This
time in spring is a good opportunity to celebrate and plant trees for
creation care and climate action. Trees are the best, most
cost-efficient natural climate solution. Trees not only sequester
carbon, cool the planet, and slow climate change, but support
biodiversity and provide an array of amazing other benefits.
Please forward this packet of four attachments to pastoral leaders and worship planners to consider for a future service.
For assistance, please contact Steve Thomas at SteveT@Mennonites.org or 574-202-0048.
Worship Resource Guide for Trees of Life
Article: A Forest of Faith by Aaron Kingsley
Article: God Save the Earth by Steve Thomas