This year we are celebrating Christ's resurrection for the whole season of Easter, which began on Easter Sunday (March 31) and continues until Pentecost Sunday (May 19). Just like we engaged in spiritual practices for the season of Lent, we are also engaging in spiritual practices during Easter which are creative, incarnational, and renewing / redemptive.
One of the ways we as a church will celebrate Easter this year is by participating in Good Seed Sunday, an initiative promoted by the Christian conservation organization A Rocha. On April 28, along with dozens of church across Canada, we will be worshipping in the joy of Christ's resurrection life promised to us and all of God's redeemed creation.
We also challenge everyone in our church community (individuals, ministries, households, and home groups) to engage in ONE new practice of creation care this year. One of the best places to begin is by exploring the Free Resources section of the Good Seed Sunday website. The good people at A Rocha have compiled a host of resources for children, families, communities, worship, and study.
Additionally, we will be compiling our own list of resources and ideas here on this page so that we can encourage one another in our care for God's beautiful, broken, and redeemed creation.
The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.
Psalm 24:1-2 (TNIV)
- Food, Inc., a documentary on the systems that produce our daily food
- Addicted to Plastic, a documentary on the effects of our reliance upon plastic
- The Age of Stupid, a semi-fictional look at what our environmental future might hold
Be Inspired by Hope
"As for me and my house..."
Reconnect with the gift of God’s good creation:
Be a gift to God’s good creation by seeking its health and flourishing.
- Start with examining the “stuff” of your life:
- Where did it come from?
- How was it produced?
- How far and by what means did it travel to get to me?
- Where does it go after I am done with it?
- Ask these questions of:
- Your stuff > furniture, clothes, toys, household items, electronics
- Your food > meat, veggies, canned/dry goods, processed items, including the packaging!
- Your waste > compost, recycling, thrift store, landfill
- Your cleaning supplies > are they biodegradable, natural?
- You and your family > how do you get from here to there?
Take the Next Step
GROW YOUR GREEN THUMB:
- Buy secondhand, thrifted, and repurposed goods
- Use what you already have, and use it all the way up!
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