Where To Celebrate a Creation Sunday This Feb 13, 2011 – Not An Evolution Sunday
In 2006, atheist Dr Michael Zimmerman first encouraged churches to preach Darwin from their pulpits on the Sunday worship service nearest Charles Darwin’s birthday. 467 churches allegedly participated in his first Evolution Sunday. Granted, there were a fair number of cults tossed in with legitimate Christian denominations and nearly all were churches from liberal, mainline denominations at that. Nevertheless, the number of congregations participating grew to 618 in 2007.
In 2008, Zimmerman expanded the concept to an Evolution Weekend to encourage other faiths to participate; the number of participants grew to 814 in 2008 and 1049 in 2009 [the year CreationLetter.com launched and began urging churches to celebrate a Creation Sunday rather than an Evolution Sunday]. Of course, 2009 was the so-called Year of Darwin, being both the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origins, so evolutionists went rabid over their promotion of evolution and compromising clergymen went out of their way to display their fealty to evolutionism over the historical reliability of God’s revealed Word. That said, the spike in participants was rather expected.
Evolution Weekend 2010’s advertised number of partipants dwindled to 861 congregations.
As of this writing, only 406 congregations are slated to participate in Evolution Weekend 2011. It may be a little early to celebrate, but we praise God for this waxing interest in promoting evolution from our very pulpits! It is our hope and prayer that Evolution Weekend and the pro-evolution Clergy Letter Project will continue to diminish in popularity. Unfortunately, BioLogos and other Christian organizations are picking up this atheist’s torch and are mounting an active campaign to teach clergymen, Sunday school teachers, Christian educators and home educators that God used evolution to create the world in far more than 6 literal, historical days. This compromise places a fossil record of death, suffering, cancer, thorns and mutation before Adam’s s.in, though the revealed Word of God clearly states that death is the result of man’s sin (Romans 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22).
As always, CreationLetter.com urges churches to celebrate a Creation Sunday rather than Zimmerman’s Evolution Sunday.
If your church is not hosting a Creation Sunday celebration and you’d like to attend one this Feb. 13, 2011 in your area to show your support of the Biblical doctrine of Creation, feel free to browse this list of advertised celebrations. Simply click on the link to find out more aboout your event.
Please note that we also list events taking place for the whole of Creation Weekend 2011 [Feb 11-13]; however, if the event takes place on a day other than Creation Sunday [Feb 13], it will be specifically notated [ie – all events listed take place on Feb 13th unless otherwise indicated].
If your church IS hosting a Creation Sunday celebration, please let us know at http://creationsunday.wordpress.com so we can add your church to this list!
- Hebron, IN – Dr Terry Mortenson at Emmanuel Baptist Church
- Terre Haute, IN – Answers in Genesis video conference
- Glendive, MT – Dr Jobe Martin at the Dawson County High School Auditorium
- Hickory, NC – Rev Jeff Setzer at Tabernacle Christian School cafeteria [Sat, Feb 12]
- Iron Station, NC – Rev Jeff Setzer at New Grace Baptist
- Liberty Township, OH – Dr Tommy Mitchell at Liberty Heights Church
- Edmond, OK – Dr G Thomas Sharp at Fairview Baptist Church
- Johnson City, TN – Ken Ham & Dr Jason Lisle at Freedom Hall
- Johnson City, TN – Ken Ham at Heritage Baptist Church
- Simcoe, Ontario – Calvin Smith & Steve Lachonas at Emmanuel Bible Church
- Diss, Norfolk – Paul Garner at Diss Baptist Church