Monday, 13 June 2011

Creation Time 2011

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) have produced some resources for the Harvest Festival season, which they believe is between 1 September and 4 October.

Creation Time 2011, seeks to 'encourage and assist churches, groups and individuals to observe a Time for Creation each year between 1 September and 4 October for the protection of creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles, focus this year on Food in God's creation. May God make us more aware of his generosity and our responsibilities as we pray for our daily bread.'

The resources this year have the title 'Our Daily Bread - Food in God's Creation' and you can download a flyer to publicise them (more details on the site).  The resources themselves are free from the CTBI site although they ask for a donation.  The resources are currently being added.  So far, they include:

  • Sermon notes based on the Lectionary readings for the 5 Sundays - including Bishop David Atkinson (Celebration: Food and Community), Revd Dr Kathy Galloway, Head of Christian Aid Scotland (Our Daily Bread) and Dr Michael S Northcott (The Climate of Communion)
  • Other sermon outlines
  • Prayers of intercession / bidding prayers for a Sunday liturgy
  • Service outline for a mid-week / ecumenical event, with accompanying PowerPoint
  • Group study notes
  • New harvest festival ideas
  • Background information on food and agriculture
  • A range of other liturgical material
There are Irish and Welsh translations of some of these resources.
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