Elliott Bush will be offering an Adult Formation class based around Margot and Martin Hodson’s A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues, beginning on September 2nd and running for five weeks on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM. Elliott asks that you email him if you would like to be part of the study. The revised second edition of A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues is available from major booksellers for $12 and as a Kindle book for $8.00. At this time the paperback version is in short supply, so order soon. This autumn’s study will cover the first five chapters of the book. Elliott plans to lead a study of the last five chapters next Spring, in the weeks surrounding Earth Day.
This study is part of “The Season of Creation,” which starts September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology. This year, the world’s 2.3 billion Christians are uniting around the theme, “A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God.”
“The Season of Creation theme focuses on the fact that the Earth belongs to God, and each beloved creature belongs to this common home (cf. Psalm 24:1),” said Rev. Dr. Chad Rimmer of the Lutheran World Federation, Chair of the Ecumenical Season of Creation Steering Committee. “The Greek word for ‘home’ is oikos. By rooting our theme in the concept of home, we point to the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being of the Earth.”
The Adult Formation class will meet both in person (if the pandemic permits) and online at 7:00 p.m. Click here to join the class.