How to Participate in the Preach-In

Note: Every good Preach-In event has a helpful organizer at the helm. If you are a clergy person, find a helper. This page is for Preach-In organizers and provides four easy steps to success.

All major faith traditions call on their supporters to be good stewards of Creation, and to love God by loving others — especially those in our community most in need. Join IPL in highlighting this calling. The National Preach-In on Climate Change materials takes place in February each year, but the materials can be used all year long.

Steps to a Successful Preach-In Event

podium Find Sermon and Discussion Ideas
We have a collection of sermon and activity ideas for different faith traditions in the sermon resources section. All major faith traditions call on their supporters to be good stewards of Creation, and to love God by caring for those most in need. Join IPL in highlighting this calling. The theme of the 2014 Preach-In is “Doing our Part.” Congregations all over the country are doing their part by using energy more efficiently and greening their facilities. We are responding to the urgent need to curb climate change and protect our children’s future. It’s important to practice what we preach, and also sometimes to preach what we practice. Join us to preach and teach about the urgent need to protect our children’s future, and all of God’s Creation. You can participate from the comfort of your congregation. Click here for “Ideas for Sermons and Talks” organized by religion.
 kit4 Order the Preach-In Kit
We have put together a kit to increase your impact! Download the Preach-In Kit today — get a free do-it-yourself download kitThe Preach-In Kit includes:

  • Bulletin Inserts
    These can be easily printed and inserted into your service bulletin and will help educate congregants about climate change. These will encourage people to fill out postcards to senators following the service, so be sure to have someone ready at a table or to hand out the postcards.
  • Love Creation Postcards to Senators
    The Preach-In kit includes postcards that you can print in advance for your members to fill out and send to senators urging the to support environmental safeguards to combat global warming pollution. Ideally, have these filled out on the spot and collect them. Use a large envelope for mailing the postcards to your senators. It should be addressed to: Office of (insert your senator’s name), United States Senate, Washington, DC 20510
  • Film – “Chasing Ice”
    Interfaith Power & Light is thrilled to endorse Chasing Ice, the award-winning film viewed at the White House by President Obama. This extraordinary film helps the most hardened climate change skeptic the light of day. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. You can order Chasing Ice online at  your favorite online shopping source. There are no more free DVDs available. View trailer:
  • Additional Materials
    The kit also includes everything you need for a successful Preach-In event, including ideas for Preach-In activities, Global Warming fact sheet with a matching sign-on sheet, a large envelope to make mailing postcards a snap, and a return survey so you can tell us about what happened!

Click here to get your free Preach-In materials online.

date Set a Date and Add Event to the National Map
If you missed the National Preach-In on Climate Change (February 14, 15, or 16), that’s OK. You can schedule your Preach-In for any weekend that suits you. Don’t forget to list your activity on the Preach-In Map on this website. It’s fast and easy to do. List your activity on the Preach-In map

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