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Lent Course 2021

Lent Course 2021

 

This year we will follow the theme of         Caring for Creation.     This is an appropriate area to explore as an eco-church, but also as the environmental threat is more significant than the current pandemic it is very suitable for our reflections in Lent.

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.

22nd Feb 7.30pm    SESSION 1: The Environment
Focusing on God’s wonderful creation, planet earth, the place of human kind in it, and why it is under threat.

1st March 7.30pm   SESSION 2: Global Warming and Climate Change
Some facts and figures about climate change, and why faith in a Creator God should give us hope.

8th March 7.30pm   SESSION 3: The Age of Humans – The Anthropocene Era
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.

15th March 7.30pm   SESSION 4: Coming out of Denial and Facing Crisis
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.

22nd March 7.30pm   SESSION 5: Faith, Hope and Love
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.

 

Please get in touch with Tim (438 9012, Tim47crome@msn.com) by 15th Feb, if you wish to share in this.  Then I can order the booklets which cost £3.80 each.  We will use zoom, either on computer or by phone and the link will be sent out nearer the time.

 

All are welcome.

 


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