Caring for Creation Challenge
What are you doing for Lent 2014?
Lent is traditionally a time for Christians to give
something up, as a way of drawing us closer to God. This year, instead of
giving up something like meat or chocolate, consider "giving up" part
of your impact on the earth and “taking up” small actions that enhance God’s
creation. The First United Methodist Church community will be talking about
Caring for Creation and encouraging all members to make small changes to care
for God's creation during Lent.
See story in the Lafayette Journal and Courier
A calendar of suggestions is available at http://snipurl.com/caring. Each week has a theme, such
as “Connect with Creation”, “Celebrate Clean Water”, and “Conserve Energy”,
which will be introduced on Sunday and developed throughout the week. Besides the summary in the calendar, more information and links to resources will be
available on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fumcwl). Some actions take little effort, and some –
especially those on Fridays – challenge you to do more. We encourage you to
discuss these actions with your family, and take on what works for you. We are
all more likely to carry through with our intentions when we share with others,
so we will have discussion opportunities online and at church.
Creation is God's gift to everyone. We all depend on it for
sustaining life, and we have a responsibility to care for it so that all
people, including future generations, can enjoy its bounty. Please use the calendar with your family to take
actions that will, in a small way, care for God’s wonderful creation.