The following notification is being sent from the Synod office on behalf of Bishop Larry.
During the World Council of Churches' 2021 Season of Creation, from September 1 to October 4, Christians on six continents join together for a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, and to discover radically new ways of living with creation. More than ever before, the global Christian family will unite to pray and take action for our common home.
The theme for this year's Season of Creation is A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God. Oikos is the Greek word for "home" or "household." Various resources and events have been planned over the month by WCC and other organizations.
1. September 1, 2021, there will be a prayer service to begin the "Season of Creation" Look here for information and links to the service.
2. The Season of Creation Celebration Guide contains liturgical resources, prayers and meditations, and calls to action and advocacy, and can be used by individuals and congregations, to nurture faithful imagination to restore right, just, and sustainable relationships with the Earth and among all species. To download your Guide and for more information, please click here.
3. Kairos has declared September "Climate Action Month" and provides resources and events which may be found here.
4. The UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference Of The Parties in Glasgow on October 31 - November 12, 2021. Read more here.
Blessings through the Season of Creation,
Synod of Alberta and the Territories