This is a resource center for people aiming
to give talks, sermons or presentations on nature reverence, Naturalistic/scientific
Pantheism, or the World Pantheist Movement.

Sample sermons and services about pantheism/nature-reverence:

Using Nature and the Universe as a
Spiritual Path

Paul Harrison [Conejo Valley Unitarian Fellowship, Thousand Oaks, CA]

Full service including sermon text and RealMedia recording,
hymns, readings and children’s story.

UU Humanists and Pagans; Can This Marriage
be Saved? Yes!
And the Children Will be Scientific Pantheists

Richard Hervey [Unitarian Universalist
Church, Corvalis, Oregon


Powerpoint presentation:
   Potted history of Universe and Life for children

Scientific/Natural Pantheism

Laura Lyons [People’s Church,
Ludington, Michigan]

Journey into pantheism

Tony van der Mude [Hunterton UU Church,
New Jersey]

    including choice of UU hymns.

Speakers and performers of services

Readings and poems related to Nature


Earth prayers

Life Prayers

Peace Prayers

Three wonderful Interfaith collections of inspiring readings for 365
days of the year

Children’s stories and activities

Sharing Nature with Children
– Joseph Cornell’s classic four-book
series on how to help children experience and explore nature. Cornell also
has a Sharing Nature Foundation
which sells all Cornell’s books as well as games, videos and tapes.

Chief Seattle’s Speech
The People who Hugged Trees

Music, natural sounds and hymns

Echoes of Nature 1
– 5CD boxed set – rains, oceans, rivers, birds,

Echoes of Nature 2
– 5CD boxed set – thunderstorms, waves, morning

Many tracks on each CD – fantastic value for only $14.99 a set

Singing the living tradition
– Unitarian Universalist songbook, with

Singing the Journey
– new companion UU songbook, multicultural
hymns, chants and songs for marking the seasons of our lives

Jim Scott
: Nature and green songs books or

Earth and Spirit Songbook
 Over 100 songs of earth and
peace by many songwriters, with music score for piano/voices.

Sources for visual material – slides, posters.

NASA Core:
slide sets &

CDRoms on all astronomical topics.

Posters of Nature, the
Universe, Nature-focussed spirituality

Visual presentations (Powerpoint etc)

Potted history of Universe and Life for children
by Richard Hervey

Typical audience questions and answers

Check the
Pantheist FAQS and the

General notes

Remember, alas, that 90% of people’s impressions of a talk are based on how you appear and how you deliver, rather than on what
you say. So dress suitably, practice, and cultivate a relaxed and confident manner.

  1. Know your audience and tailor your talk to them.
  2. Practice beforehand, unless you’re accustomed to public speaking.
  3. Check the timing to make sure it doesn’t run over.
  4. Start strikingly. First impressions count.
  5. Add personal experiences and feelings.
  6. Print out our leaflets
    and place them handy where people can see them.
    Insert your own contact e-mail or phone.

If you actually give a talk or presentation, please mail me
the outline plus a list of the questions you got and any answers you gave that you think
might help others (especially the clever ones:).

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