Creation Time 2018: 1 Sept- 4 Oct

It is not long till  “Creation time” or “Creation-tide” – (1 Sept to 4 Oct) – a period of the year to think of the environment.. so now is the time to start planning for this.

This year Christian leaders signed a joint statement of support for the Season of Creation.  This represents the first joint statement of support for the season reaching across denominations

Feel free to use this material or other material of your choice to celebrate

EcoCongregation Scotland has produced material for 2018 here:  Thanks to EcoCongregation Scotland for much of the material on this post.  They have taken the theme:  “Passing our Planet on: God’s gift to us

Week 1 and good introduction to Creation-time and resources :  Passing on the Gift of Integrity
Week 2: Passing on the gift of hope 
 Week 3: Passing on the gift of wisdom
Week 4: Passing on the gift of hope

In 2015 Pope Francis established September 1st as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home. Now, for its fourth year, the aid agency, CAFOD, provides resources to support this day at:
https://cafod.org.uk/News/Campaigning-news/World-Day-of-Prayer
The Columban Missionaries also offer a range of resources at:
http://www.columbans.co.uk/justice-peace-jpic-2/creation-time/

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland will shortly be putting new material on their website .. but you can easily use material from past years. A search for “Creation Time” on this website will give material from previous years.

 

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