Green Sermons

Are you interested in what other clergy and faith leaders are sharing about earth care, environmental stewardship and environmental justice? Here are some samples of sermons from around Ohio that focus on the creation care theme.

Sermons in Ohio Congregations:

“Active Hope” -contributed by Pam Patsch of the North Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Lewis Center. A complete worship service with notes for skit, meditation, and sermon.

“Economy & Ecology—Honoring the Logic of the House” Rev. Dwight Davidson, The United Church of Granville.

Church confronts climate change, calls it a moral issue, an article in the Newark Advocate about United Church of Granville’s Preach-In and divestment efforts.

National Preach-In on Climate ChangeRob Fetters (on behalf of John Fetters, Lay Leader)  First English Lutheran Church, Columbus.


IPL Climate Preach-In at Trinity Lutheran Seminary – contributed by the Rev. Dr. Lisa E. Dahill

Tilling the Garden, article written by Robert Downs, which appeared in March 2014 Christ  Church United Methodist (Kettering) newsletter Spire, in conjunction with the church’s Preach-In and Green Team Ministry activities.

Climate Change Preach-In Sermon -contributed by John Fetters delivered at First English Lutheran Church in Columbus

Ecology – video of sermon preached by the Rev. Barry DeShetler, Senior Pastor of Christ Church United Methodist in Kettering

Intergenerational Injustice –contributed by Pam Patsch, North Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Lewis Center, OH

What’s your Superpower: A Service on Climate Change – contributed by The Rev. Lucy Waechter Webb, Summit on 16th United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio.

The Fierce Urgency of Now – contributed by Sara Ward, First English Church, Columbus, Ohio.

When We Listen – contributed by The Rev. Craig Foster, St. Albans Episcopal Church

“The Sixth Sunday of Easter: In God, we live, and move, and have our being.” – contributed by the Rev. R. William Carroll, Rector, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens, Ohio

“Creation Is Waiting” – contributed by the Rev. W. Stuart Ritter, Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio

“God Is Green” a three-part series of green sermons – contributed by Pastor Aaron Holley, Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

“Holy Dirt” – contributed by the Rev. Sydney V. (Skip) Jackson, Indianola Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio

“The Light of the World” – contributed by the Rev. Sydney V. (Skip) Jackson, Indianola Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio

“Holy Ground” – contributed by the Rev. Susan Warrener Smith, Indianola Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio

“Show Us the Father” – contributed by the Rev. Stephen Gehlert, Bethany United Church of Christ, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

“In the Beginning” – contributed by the Rev. Kathy Moody-Arndt, Lakeview United Methodist Church, Barberton, Ohio

“Be Responsible: Going Green for God.” – contributed by the Rev. Peter Faass, Christ Episcopal Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio

To read and listen to more samples of creation care sermons from interfaith clergy around the country, go to the Regeneration Project/Interfaith Power and Light’s website HERE.