Creationtide, Creation Time or the Season of Creation is the name given to the period from 1 September to 4 October each year. During this time, churches are encouraged to have a focus on creation, with all the joys and responsibilities that being part of God’s creation brings to us.
New for 2022: Just Desserts? A focus on Food
We have produced a new food-focused resource for use in services or in small groups.
Many of our churches plan a ‘Harvest’ service each year in September or October: this year, we encourage you to celebrate the Season of Creation and Harvest by thinking about some of the big questions that we face today as Christians who care for creation.
We have some video interviews with a farmer who works tirelessly to make nutritious food, and we consider how ethical and just we can be in the choices we make about the foods we buy.
Season of Creation: Pick and Mix Resources
In a co-production between JPIT and Eco-Congregation Scotland, in 2021 we gathered together writers, theologians, ministers and worship leaders to prepare resources you can easily integrate into a Season of Creation in-person, online or hybrid meeting. They allow for worship and challenge, discussion and exploration, and meditation and action.
If your worship services follow the Revised Common Lectionary, you will find that some of the items are based around the readings for each Sunday of the Season of Creation during 2021. Other items are undated and appropriate for use at any time.
As always, we would love to hear from you if you have suggestions, or to tell us how your activity went.
Eco-Congregation Scotland resources
Building an outdoor worship space
James 2 activities [PDF, Lectionary-based]
Weekly challenges [based on the gospel readings from the Lectionary]
[See also ‘Lego Bricks Isaiah 35’ and ‘Environment Sunday’ videos, below]
‘Do I love you when I burn my carbon?’ [YouTube video]
‘Hope overflows’ (The butterfly poem)
Contemplative prayer based on Mark 8:36 [Lectionary: Sunday 12 September]
Creation: a prayer for humility
Liturgical prayers by Revd Andy Braunston [PDF, Lectionary-based]
[See also the video prayers below]
Reflections & sermons
Sermons and reflections written by Revd David Coleman [Eco-Congregation Scotland website, Lectionary-based]
A Climate Sunday service script (includes an Ignatian-style meditation)
Resource sheet to accompany the service [PDF]
Climate Sunday worship resources [Climate Sunday website]
[See also ‘Environment Sunday’ video, below]
Environment Sunday – an all-age service [YouTube, 51’30”]
‘Bad Judge!‘ sketch from James 2 by Revd David Coleman [YouTube, 5’33”; Lectionary: Sunday 5 September]
Gospel, Earthed – dramatic readings by Jo Clifford [Eco-Congregation website, Lectionary-based]
Lego Bricks Isaiah 35 by Harry, Eric & Jennifer Dobson [YouTube, 1’18”; Lectionary: Sunday 5 September]
Prayer about energy use by Revd David Coleman [YouTube, 1’59”]
Prayer for COP by Revd David Coleman [YouTube, 3’33”]
Psalms under Heaven [Eco-Congregation website, Lectionary-based]
Stories from Ethiopia (a video series by All We Can)
The voice we need to hear [YouTube, sermon by Revd David Coleman, 12’36”]
‘Tree Prayer‘ by Barry Watson [YouTube, 2’59”]