EarthCare Ministry Team
The purpose of the Unity Worldwide Ministries EarthCare Ministry Team is to support Unity Worldwide Ministries in fostering the awareness of our spiritual oneness with our Earth home and to promote active care of creation.
This team rose up from the grassroots of the Unity movement, coming from the deep desire to express Unity's belief in our oneness with all divine life in ways that directly impact our planet home. As in so many areas in Unity, we saw the importance of walking the talk. Our vision statement reads, "All humanity lives in a spiritual consciousness that manifests as loving coexistence with all creation and care for our Earth home."
We act so that every step on our planet home and through our life here is an active prayer for all divine creation.
2021 Green Star Award Applications Now Being Accepted
Applications are now being accepted for activities completed in 2020. Please fill out the form and send it to Mike McCord by April 15, 2021. His contact information is in the application form. Awards will be announced at the 2021 Unity Convention.
2020 Green Star Award Winners
Congratulation to the following spiritual communities who have gone above and beyond in their care of our Mother Earth.
-Unity of the Blue Ridge, Mills Creek, North Carolina
-First Unity Spiritual Campus of St. Petersburg, Florida
-Unity Church of Overland Park, Kansas
-Unity of Charleston, South Carolina
Statement of Purpose
The Unity movement is guided by a vision of sacredness and the inter-connectedness of all, the interdependence of all life. It is a journey of spiritual relationships with Earth and its creatures. It is through awakened consciousness that we see everything as the presence of God.
As humanity has been primarily responsible for climate change, we affirm that it will be humanity which will co-create a vision of the environmentally
conscious use of energy and our planet’s fragile resources. We joyfully participate in our God-given role as good stewards of the Earth. Through prayer, meditation, church or spiritual center-inspired activism, and the skillful use of media, we affirm that the Unity movement is a world leader in advancing the growth of environmental consciousness and right action.
Mindful eating is a spiritual practice. It raises our consciousness of how we care for ourselves and the earth. It helps restore our sacred relationships with the earth, animals and all creation.
Mentoring Call Change, October 2019: Please note that we have a new dial-in number: 571-392-7650, Pin: 779 087 6107.
Vision: Covenants, Vision and Mission Statements, Action Plans
Small Group Ministry book
Green Facility Assessment (checklist)
Sample EarthCare Covenant (rtf file)
Sample EarthCare Covenanting Ceremony
UWM's EarthCare Covenant
Incorporating EarthCare into Ministry Year-Round
Climate Change Action Resolution
Thriving in Unity 1.0 program, Benchmark 11
Thriving in Unity 2.0 program, Benchmark 8
EarthCare Ministry Team Resources and Services
Unity Online Radio, Voices of Unity episiode with Mike McCord, October 20, 2020
Green Problem Solvers
Books & Films
Cool Congregations Contest, sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light
Moving Forward: A Guide To Climate Action For Your Congregation and Community
Touching Shame by Beth Rimmes
Presenter's Manual, 2-Hour
Presenter's Manual, 3-Hour
What You Need to Know: Technical Requirements
Facilitator's Marketing Kit
Event Sign-In Sheet
Putting Commitment into Action Sheet
Pachamama Alliance Handout (2 pages)
Pachamama Alliance Bookmark
Spring 2016 (Earth Day suggestions)
at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with starting EarthCare activities in your center, with completing the Thriving in Unity programs, or with becoming a working member of the ministry team. We can also connect you with regular mentoring conference calls for support.