Eco-Church and Creation Time Resources 2017

 

2 New Booklets, which have been produced by Rev’d Stuart Elliott – please do use them!!!

 


 

Treading Lightly on Holy Ground

This brief guide will introduce you to Eco-Church, a project from A Rocha and will offer ways of beginning to look holistically at local church with relation to the environment.

The Genesis call for stewardship of creation gives Christians a mandate for Environmental work.  Whilst this can be a useful reflection it is often hard to know exactly where to begin when people are speaking of climate change, targets and renewable energy.

The issues are not easy and few of us are experts.  In our local churches we want to do the right things for the environment. We also want to be able to follow the calling of God and of Jesus to work joyfully (Colossians 1:9-16) rather than this becoming yet another chore.

 

View the pdf version of this document here http://esban.net/TroedioYsgafnWebA4

Download the booklet version here : http://esban.net/TroedioYsgafnBooklet  (Print settings : A4, landscape, duplex, short edge bind)

 


 

 

Resources for Creation Time

Creation Time started in the Orthodox Church in 1989 and has been supported by a growing number of churches across Europe since then. Thge European Christian Environmental Network has urged churches to adopt a Time for Creation, stretching from 1 September to the feast of St Francis on 4 October.

Assembly in Sibiu, Romania in 2007, when it was agreed that Creation Time is to “be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change”.

The material follows the Revised Common Lectionary readings for period from 1st September up to and including the Feast of St Francis (4th October), with a particular emphasis on the Gospel readings.

  • Sunday 3rd September  Take up the cross
  • Sunday 10th September  Truth to power
  • Sunday 17th September  A greater compassion
  • Sunday 24th September  Living with suciency 
  • Sunday 1st October  A new humility
  • Feast of St. Francis 4th October  The glory of creation

 

View the pdf version of this document here http://esban.net/AmserCreuWebA4

Download the booklet version here : http://esban.net/AmserCreuBooklet (Print settings : A4, landscape, duplex, short edge bind)