Sponsored by the Unity of SA EarthCare Team
The purpose of the Unity of SA EarthCare Ministry Team is to foster awareness of our spiritual oneness with our Earth home and to provide opportunities for active care of creation.
In recognition of Earth Day, a covenant will be introduced to allow our community to make and honor a commitment to earth care. This covenant will be on display at our Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. and at the annual picnic at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. Everyone is welcome to read it. You also may sign it, as a demonstration of your personal agreement and dedication to ongoing care of our planet.
The covenant reads:
“The biblical story of our history tells us that we are to be mindful stewards of our earth. As people of faith we commit to a reverence for life and respect for the interdependence of all creation.
We declare a spiritual commitment to the balance between our individual needs and those of nature. We envision a world wherein all beings are held sacred and natural resources are used wisely.
We agree to transform our individual and congregational practices such that we co-create environmental sustainability through education, awareness, responsibility and action. We affirm that our divine identity empowers us with all the faculties needed to fulfill this covenant.
We declare our covenant with the Spirit of Mother Earth for the greatest good of all creation.”
Participation in care and consideration for planet earth demonstrates the Unity Church of San Antonio core value of community.
What is Unity EarthCare?
Unity EarthCare Teams, originated from Unity Worldwide Ministries, are in churches all over the country. Unity EarthCare Teams (UETs) promote awareness of our oneness with the earth. Unity EarthCare Teams also encourage caregiving for all creation.
EarthCare Package, a publication available from Unity Worldwide Ministry’s Website, states “UET 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 for 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.”
EarthCare is about being mindful stewards of all the natural resources our planet has to offer. EarthCare encourages others to be mindful through outreach and education. This ministry is certainly in alignment with the fifth Unity Principle, “Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.” Come live the Truth you know, and find out what the EarthCare Team at Unity Church of San Antonio is all about. Have questions? Click here to contact us and we will connect you with David Cordova, the Unity Earth Care Team Leader.