This year Eco-Congregation Scotland and the 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.
After a year’s postponement, the COP26 United Nations climate conference in Glasgow 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.
It’s an exciting time to be church, and one which requires courage, faith and cheerfulness; perhaps even playfulness as changing global conditions enable us to delight in the manifold green threads of the Bible emerging like shoots of God’s Word for today.
Awareness about environmental concerns and the climate crisis is at an all time high in churches, but how much is that reflected in our worship?
In this webinar we will hear from David Coleman (Environmental Chaplain, Eco-Congregation Scotland), Kathy Galloway (formerly Head of Christian Aid Scotland and the Iona Community, now writer and editor), and Wendy Lloyd (Faith Communications Coordinator, Christian Aid).
They will share resources which you can use in your congregation and help us explore deeper questions about how our worship and spirituality relate to our care for creation and desire for climate justice. All are welcome, whether you’re a worshiper, a worship leader, or if this is all totally new to you.
Join us via Zoom on Tuesday 17th of August 7.30pm – 9pm
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