Annie Merry, Faiths4Change writes:
Each year, from 1 September, the Global Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to 4 October, St Francis of Assisi Day, many Anglicans use the Season of Creation – also known as Creation Time – to pray and celebrate with creation, focus on the story of Earth, and commit to a ministry of healing Earth. Resources on the Anglican Communion website here
As we celebrate Creation Time we pray for, congratulate, encourage and offer support to each of the 41 registered Eco Churches in our Diocese and those churches who are about to begin this process.
Once registered and signed up to complete the Eco Church programme, Churches complete the Eco Survey questionnaire which covers 5 areas:
Worship & teaching
Community & Global
We can offer support to help churches complete their Survey or to complete any other stage of the process. Please email or call us at Faiths4Change email@example.com
or 0151 705 2111.
As we complete the Eco Survey our answers generate a bronze, silver or gold response..once completed it's clear which award we can apply for and areas that we can plan and prioritise to work on.
It’s also a chance to share our prayers, actions and celebrate with others …Creation Time gives us another opportunity to do this too
Oaks Church, Skelmersdale are celebrating their Eco Church Bronze Award & Creation Time with an Eco Month which has weekly activities from 8th September to 5th October including Family events on Climate Emergency & Exploring Creation; learning from Celtic Christianity; joining the Global Climate Strike in Liverpool and a Forest Church Foraging session.
Check out their Facebook page
for more details.
Oaks folk will also be joining us for our joint Faith & Climate Network / Eco Diocese: Food event being held at St Cuthbert's, Croxteth Park (our first Silver Eco Church) on Saturday 21st September 12 -4, the event is multi-faith, family-friendly and free to attend.
It promises to be a real feast from start to finish…welcoming you all with a Local Organic Animal Friendly lunch, followed by informal 5 minute presentations including Hindu Vegetarian Diet & Climate Change; Animal Farming & Eating Less Meat; Christian Aid’s work on Drought Resistant Crops plus hands-on workshops ….make wooden planters & bird feeders, try Indian spices to make tasty treats with leftovers and many more tasty treats. Please book here
Coming very soon…our very own Eco Diocese Resources page on the Diocesan website.. have your ideas, prayers, actions, stories or anything else that you’d like to see featured? Do please get in touch to share.