The Season of Creation was developed as “a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together.” The month-long celebration begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends on October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, recognized by many Christians as the patron saint of ecology. It is a time when many faith leaders encourage their fellow Christians to take effort to care for creation.
This year, the theme for the Season of Creation is “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” The central image for the season is the burning bush where Moses listened to God’s voice through this remarkable aspect of creation. Recently, a Zoom planning session was held to support congregations in worship using this theme and central image. A recording of that session is now available to watch on YouTube.
During the webinar, a set of resources developed by a team of United Methodist clergy around this year’s theme was shared. Those resources are also available to review and download from the UM Creation Justice Movement website for congregational use. The Zoom planning session linked above offers ideas on implementation to add to the experience for our congregations and explores how the Sundays in the season can be designed to build on each other.
To learn more about the Season of Creation, visit http://seasonofcreation.org.
To learn more about the UM Creation Justice Movement, visit https://umcreationjustice.org.