Season of Creation Week 3: Celebrating with Sister Water

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The third week of the Season of Creation is focused on water. This week contains a call to prayer, a hymn, and a song. It also recommends water sounds to be played in the background and seven candles to be lit and placed in water. To read more, click here.

A Service for Urban Communities in Times of Environmental Crisis and Climate Change

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The Church of England has created a service that is focused on urban communities and the impacts climate change has on them. It is meant to be a guide for a service and includes resources from beginning to end, including a prayer on climate change. To read more, click here.

To read a similar service on rural communities, click here.

A Service for Rural Communities in Times of Environmental Crisis and Climate Change

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The Church of England has created a service that is focused on rural communities and the impacts climate change has on them. It is meant to be a guide for a service and includes resources from beginning to end. To read more, click here.

For a similar service on Urban communities, click here.

Season of Creation Week 2: Climate Change: A Challenge, our Concern

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The second week of the Season of Creation is focused on climate change and the challenge of responding to Pope Francis’ call to care for creation. This week contains a hymn, a call to repentance, a responsive reflection, and an intercession. To read or download the document for week two, click here.

Season of Creation Week 1: A Culture of Relationships That Heals our Throwaway Culture

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For each week of the Season of Creation, there is a resource offering different ways to celebrate creation that week. The first week is focused on the throwaway culture that society has created and ways to heal the problem. This week offers a call to prayer, a scripture reading, a hymn, and a responsive reflection. To read or download the entire document, click here.

Season of Creation Calendar 2018-2020

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The Season of Creation Calendar is a calendar of weekly themes to celebrate during the season. Each week will be centered around a different domain of creation and the season will always end with a blessing for animals. To view the entire calendar, which includes themes for 2018, 2019, and 2020, click here.

Season of Creation Event Planning

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The Season of Creation is a great time to introduce environmental themes by holding a prayer service, planting a tree, advocating for change, or simply holding a conversation about the Christian responsibility to Creation. Here are some tips on how to:

Pray and worship

Hold an education or sustainability event

Participate in a campaign

Creationtide

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Creationtide is the period dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. It is the equivalent of the Season of Creation, the period between September 1st and October 4th, but the Church of England refers to it as Creationtide. The resource page contains liturgies and examples of services and prayers from across the Church of England to help people explore and celebrate Creationtide. There are also weekly suggested readings and discussion questions, an actions and reflections sheet focused on food, and a Letters for Creation project, which discusses the impacts of climate change. To read more, click here.

2018 Season of Creation Celebration Guide

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The Season of Creation is a time set aside to deepen the relationship between each other, all of creation, and the Creator. As the environmental crisis deepens, Christians are urgently called to witness faith by taking bold action to preserve the gift we share. The 2018 guide is meant to help Christians celebrate the Season of Creation by providing event checklists, ideas on how to celebrate, and an introduction and history of the event. To read the entire guide, click here.