Celebrate our Creator (CoC) this October 18 - Creator Day!
Creator Day - Saturday, October 18, 2014
Celebrate our Creator, enjoy the beauty of creation, and together declare the eternal truth that “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth!”
In a culture that increasingly denies our Creator and places stumbling blocks in the way of belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Creator Day is arising as a spiritually significant holiday and social movement to unite Christians in belief and to glorify our Creator. Regardless of differences in denomination or biblical understanding, Christians can stand together to make a bold statement of our unshakable belief in the Creator of the universe!
“Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” (3:8, Psalm)
Creator Day Activities
Creator Day is a time to honor our awesome Creator, to appreciate the beauty and majesty within creation, and to make a bold statement of our unshakable belief in the Lord. Together we can make a difference, impacting our communities and world for God. Suggested activities:
- Visit the mountains, lake, beach, garden or pumpkin patch.
- Have a cook-out, a picnic or a feast of natural foods.
- Have a Creator Day party with creation themed activities - bobbing for apples, hayrides, bonfires and more. Have children (or adults) dress up as a tree, ladybug, butterfly, sunflower, lion, star, planet, fish or any favorite thing out of creation.
- Take a trip to a zoo, petting farm or aquarium.
- Go on a camping or fishing trip.
- Take a motorcycle or bicycle ride.
- Decorate and wear apparel declaring belief in our Creator.
- Simply take a nature walk, watch a sunrise or sunset, or stargaze.
Leaders, please consider the following activities for Creator Day:
- Organize a declarative Creator Day march through town, in which participants carry signs or wear shirts declaring “I believe in my Creator!”
- Organize a church parade with floats of land animals, sea animals, plant life, the galaxy, foods, and so on.
- Organize a church festival or other event with creation-themed costumes and activities.
- Take youth groups or other Christian groups hiking or to the zoo.
- Have a bonfire and together sing praises to our Creator. Songs centering on the Lord as Creator include "God of Wonders", "How Great Thou Art" and "Revelation Song". Lyrics can be found online.
- Have groups make and wear declarative t-shirts, hats or other apparel for Creator Day.
No matter the activities chosen, we can all bring glory to our Creator, and we can all make a powerful statement this Creator Day. Please pray and please spread the word to help birth this spiritually significant holiday and movement for our day!
An Alternative to Halloween
Christians who have had any reservations or discomfort about celebrating the controversial holiday Halloween may find an alternative opportunity for celebration on October 18. Fall activities, such as hayrides, corn and sunflower mazes, bonfires and visiting pumpkin patches all make fitting Creator Day activities. Children can dress up in fun and innocent costumes such as a bear or tiger, a puppy dog or kitten, a flower, a raindrop, a banana, strawberry, bumblebee, ladybug, a rainbow, a planet, or the sun. Because of the close proximity of the two holidays, costumes are easier to find in October than at any other time of the year, and Creator Day may conveniently replace Halloween for concerned families.
Christians in general are encouraged to increasingly replace darker October activities with Creator Day activities celebrating life, beauty and the giver of life.
The Brief History and Bright Future of the Holiday
October 18, 2013 marked the first celebration of Creator Day (aka Creation Day) to honor our awesome Creator. Several churches and individuals celebrated and engaged in activities on the new holiday. These included hiking with Christian youth groups, Creator Day parties and bonfires, during which praises were sung to the Creator of the universe. God, who was given honor, in return honored our celebrations with a full moon, rings around the moon, and amazingly with an eclipse that was unanticipated by the celebrators!
Developed to honor God as the Maker of all things, to counter the devastating effects of current thoughts and theories attempting to eliminate God as Creator, and to provide children with an opportunity for innocent dress-up and celebration on an alternative day to Halloween, Creator Day is a spiritually and socially significant holiday for our day. The impact of Creator Day within not only the natural realm but also the spiritual realm should not be taken lightly, but should be given careful consideration and prayer. United we can bring glory to our Creator and we can spread the word about this important holiday and movement for our times, making a difference in our day.
The holiday is expected to grow in popularity amongst believers, as well as in social significance, year after year. The significance within the spiritual realm will be far greater yet - In the presence of a great multitude of heavenly beings, we will together make a bold and faithful statement about our undying belief in our Maker!
Let's Shake the Heavens and Earth on October 18 - Mark Your Calendars and Spread the Word!
Get ready to celebrate and forever impact our world this October 18! No matter the activities chosen, whether a quiet walk through the woods or the planning of a party or festival, we can all honor our Creator and make a difference in an unbelieving day. Share the news with your local churches, family, friends and neighbors. Churches, please include information about Creator Day in your church bulletin and other sources of information.
Social media is an effective and easy way to get the word out, so please use the various forms of social media in an effort to help the new holiday and movement get started and grow. Share a post on Facebook to quickly and effectively spread the news about Creator Day and any planned events.
May God bless you as you take your stand in this pressing spiritual battle of our day! The more we unite in this effort, the more impact we'll have for Jesus Christ and for all those who may come to know the one and only Creator and Lord of the universe through our united testimony. Together we'll rock the heavens and the earth on October 18, declaring with all of creation the truth that is from beginning to end - God is our Creator and Lord!
For More Information About Creator Day and about the Christian Faith
- Creator Day - October 18
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