Traditionally the time of year for Harvest Festivals and giving thanks to God for the food we eat, in recent years it has increasingly become a season to think more seriously about ecological issues and the impact of our churches and ourselves on our world.
This year Churches Together in Britain and Ireland are among a number of denominations and agencies providing resources in partnership for Creation Time or the Season of Creation 2018.
Their website has resources from:
- A Rocha UK, which is encouraging churches to celebrate Creation Time 2018 by holding a Green Communion
- CAFOD, reflecting Pope Francis’s call to establish 1st September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, with ideas, liturgy and prayers
- The Church of England, with Creationtide resources including new morning, evening and all age liturgy, and daily readings, discussion materials and action sheets
- Eco-Congregation Scotland: resources from an ecumenical writing group following the theme of ‘Passing our Planet on: God’s Gift to us’