“Every good tree bears good fruit , but a bad tree bears bad fruit . “(Matthew 7, 17) It is good to pray and talk about God’s creation , but that faith also bears visible fruits. Some Christian communities organize environmental action activities that reduce the ecological footprint of the Christian community. Sometimes at the end of these activities , it is even possible to calculate the positive impact on creation. Other environmental action activities are in the members section .
Let’s Plant Flower Bulbs
The benefits from this activity for the faith community include more beautiful church grounds, greater awareness among the faithful of our closeness to the land and increased motivation to care for it and church members getting a taste to take their turn at planting bulbs at home.
- Skit and crafts
- Videos and songs
- Planting of bulbs together
- Conclusion with a prayer
How Big is your Ecological Footprint?
At the end of this activity, members of the Christian community will better understand the alarming impact of over-consumption on resources and will be more sensitive to taking care of Creation.
- Share a meal together
- Calculate your ecological footprint, by family
- Commit to reducing this footprint
Seven Days of Creation
This faith education activity helps us identify some of the symbols of the Seven Days of Creation story (Genesis, chap. 1) so as to enrich our perception of the environment. Participants begin to see their living environment as part of God’s Creation and to recognize our role as stewards of Creation. Appropriate for children and teenagers.
1. Game. Place the drawings of the Seven Days of Creation in the proper order.
2. View the “Seven Days of Creation” video (which you may download from VIMEO).
3. Discuss, pray, and make a commitment to care for creation.