Rural Life Sunday


Activities to help churches observe Rural Life Sunday:

From the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church.

  • Invite a speaker such as a farmer or a panel of producers and business owners who work with farmers to help your congregation understand challenges faced by those who produce and process the food we eat.
  • Thank God for the food on our tables and celebrate those men and women who work hard to produce and process the food we enjoy.
  • Host a special meal using locally grown or processed foods so that your congregation can experience the farm-to-table connection.
  • Use Rural Life Sunday to highlight environmental concerns or justice issues related to farming and food production.
  • Encourage church members to consider taking part in the "local food" movement. For more information, read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, by Barbara Kingsolver, which chronicles her family's year-long experience with buying and eating locally prepared food.