CTNE Lent Course “Caring for Creation”
By the time you read this All Saints will have hosted the first Zoom session of this year’s Lent Course “The Environment, Focusing on God’s wonderful creation, planet earth, the place of human-kind in it, and why it is under threat.” but it’s not too late to join in. If you would like to take part contact Rev. Annette so that the link to the Zoom sessions can be sent to you.
A synopsis of the course follows:
The human race is facing its greatest challenge: global warming, leading to climate change. This, along with the damage we have done, and are still doing to the environment, God’s wonderful creation, means that we all have to make radical changes to our whole way of life.
Many of us who care about this issue are sometimes understandably quite pessimistic about the future. That’s where faith in God should make a difference. Hope for the future is not the same as being optimistic. Being optimistic suggests always looking on the bright side. A hope based on faith in God should enable us to open our eyes and see what is actually happening to our planet today, and still believe there is much that we can do, individually and together, with God to guide and strengthen us.
The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic continues to have a big impact on all our lives. It has important lessons to teach us about our life together on this planet, especially when we compare it to the greatest challenge of all to life on earth: climate change.
SESSION 2: Global Warming and Climate Change, 4th, March, hosted by the Redeemed Christian Church of God-Victory Assembly.
Some facts and figures about climate change, and why faith in a Creator God should give us hope.
SESSION 3: The Age of Humans – The Anthropocene Era, 11th, March, hosted by the Methodists.
How we human beings with our god-like powers can still undo some of the terrible damage we have done and are doing to our planet.
SESSION 4: Coming out of Denial and Facing Crisis, 18th, March, hosted by Novar Christian Fellowship.
Many of us find it hard to face up to the reality of climate change, and make the necessary changes to our lifestyle. We need to understand why this is so, and how our faith can help us.
SESSION 5: Faith, Hope and Love, 25th March, hosted by All Saints.
We urgently need to be clear about our Christian response to the present crisis: it challenges what we believe; it is also about how we can live in hope, and meet the demands of Christian love.
The course document is available from email@example.com or https://www.yorkcourses.co.uk/product/caring-for-creation/?mc_cid=d898a264fe&mc_eid=ce31d59282.
The printed version is £3.80 or there is a downloadable version for £3.10.
March and April 2021
The following events are dependent on restrictions on church opening being lifted, although social distancing in church is going to be necessary.
-. Sunday 14th March 10.00 am, Mothering Sunday Service
-. Sunday 28th March 10.00 am, Palm Sunday Service
-. 1st April 11.00 am & 8.00 pm, Maundy Thursday Holy Communion
-. 2nd April 2.00 pm, Good Friday reflection of the last hour
-. 3rd April 8.00 pm, Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
-. 4th April 10.00 am, Easter Day Holy Communion.