Celebrate our inspiring earth at Creationtide
A daily resource to help people in parishes engage prayerfully and practically with Creationtide is available for sign-up now and will begin on 1 September.
‘Creationtide’ or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar (from 1st September to 4th October) dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. As Christians, we acknowledge that the environment is our common home, and we need to tread more gently on the earth and care for our shared planet. This is a special time for us to recall our relationship with the Earth and the Holy.
This year in Creationtide, EcoChurch SouthWest, which is a partnership of Anglican dioceses in the region, will be encouraging church members to sign up to receive daily resources for celebration, reflection and action.
Under the theme ‘Inspiring Earth’, participants will be sent a message every day with a biblical passage, prayer or reflection, questions and local stories of “Creation Care”. These will include short videos and suggestions for reducing our human impact on the wider world.
‘Inspiring Earth’ is open to all who are concerned with protecting the plant, the poor and the future and who wish to demonstrate God’s love at a time of ecological crisis. It is supported by Church of England bishops and particularly by the Church of England’s lead bishop for Environmental Affairs , Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, who said, “Celebrating Creationtide marks a shift in the Christian understanding of our relationship to creation under God. ‘Inspiring Earth’ offers sustenance to enthuse us in our ministry for the whole inhabited world.”
To register go to tps://ecochurchsouthwest.org.uk/creationtide/
For other Creationtide resources go to http://acen.anglicancommunion.org/resources/season-of-creation.aspx