Called to Action - A different Hallowe'en

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Published: 9th October 2020

The Diocesan Environmental Group offers some ways to mark a different kind of Hallowe'en in their latest 'Called to Action' tips. 

 

Learning from Celtic Christians

The Celtic day started at sunset, with darkness, reflection and with potential. The dark time of the year was not to be feared but welcomed as part of the cycle of the year.

God is everywhere and always with us.

Recognising God is in the darkness, outside our organised and lit up buildings, is important for our mental health and for our connection with nature.

Actions:

  • Enjoy being outside this autumn and encourage others to. Add to your community’s Hallowe’en trail with lights for children to spot in windows instead of Trick or Treat.  (Eco Church ref: C&GE 9)
    • Look up Philip Newell’s Celtic inspired prayers such as the ‘Prayer of Blessing’(Eco Church ref: Worship &Teaching  2)
    • Hedgehogs are now on the red ‘in danger of extinction’ list. Take action and encourage others to do likewise.   https://www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/hedgehogs             (Eco Church ref:  Land 3&4)
    •  Make the most of seasonal and locally produced food.  (Eco Church ref: Lifestyle 10)

 

Download more actvities for a different Hallowe'en

Further References:

https://www.faithandworship.com/Samhain_praying_though_the_Celtic_year.htm#gsc.tab=0

https://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/british-hedgehog-now-officially-classified-as-vulnerable-to-extinction/

Photo of hedgehog by Amy Lewis   https://www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/hedgehogs


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