Season of Creation for South West Churches
The 2017 Creationtide aims to encourage church members to sign up to receive daily resources for celebration, reflection and action.
Promoted by EcoChurch SouthWest , ‘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. It acknowledges that the environment is our common home and we need to tread more gently on the earth and care for our shared planet. Creationtide is a special time to recall our relationship with the Earth and the Holy.
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 in the region, including +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“.
For registering to receive daily emails please visit https://ecochurchsouthwest.org.uk/creationtide/