Creation Time 2021
This year Eco-Congregation Scotland and Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) combine to provide a bank of resources of real value to congregations, in a variety of current media, to facilitate ‘Creation Time/Creationtide/Season of Creation’ as, with Christians around the world, we dedicate this short season to reflection on our often troubled relationship with the Earth.
In this year of the COP26 United Nations climate conference taking place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November, we are delighted to produce new weekly resources prepared by our Eco-Chaplain Reverend David Coleman and diverse volunteers in partnership with the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT).
After a year’s postponement, COP26 has become the stimulating backdrop to prayer and preaching in 2021, drawing together many churches and faith traditions. Under the harsh glare of greater awareness of global crisis, the scriptures blossom with meaning and significance as resources for encouragement and reflection.
Congregations in Scotland will value both the challenge of welcome and the legacy: church simply must be “something different” – whilst also becoming even more profoundly communities of authentic prayer and commitment.
JPIT is a partnership between the Methodist Church, United Reformed Church and Baptist Union of Great Britain (Baptist Churches outwith Scotland) with the Church of Scotland as an associate partner. Its purpose is to help the Churches work together for peace and justice through listening, learning, praying, speaking and acting on public policy issues.
JPIT's presentation of our co-produced Season of Creation resources: https://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/creation/