Creation Season

The church of Jesus Christ throughout the world now celebrates Creation Season throughout September.  Those in the northern hemisphere may focus on harvest; those in the southern hemisphere may focus on spring - but climate change campaigners everywhere may draw on rich resources. Creation Day opened the season on September 1.

This year some key dates are
September 2     1st Sunday in Creation – Planet Earth Sunday
September 9   2nd Sunday in Creation – Humanity Sunday
September 16   3rd Sunday in Creation – Sky Sunday
September 23   4th Sunday in Creation – Mountain Sunday
September 30   5th Sunday in Creation – Blessing of the Animals
October 4         St Francis of Assisi Day

See https://seasonofcreation.org/

The Celtic Prayer Book Vol 3: Healing the Land, natural seasons... contains worship materials for natural seasons, animals, and blessing the earth. Volume 4 of The Celtic Prayer Book ends with material on celebrating trees. Liturgies from Lindisfarne contains worship services for the four seasons, equinoxes and new and full moons: https://www.kevinmayhew.com/liturgies-from-lindisfarne.html 

How about this for the southern hemisphere?

Spring with her colour, warmth and scent

season of budding, rebirth, intentn...

The broken, cold and stagnant earth

awakes with miracles of birth.

Beauty is free to walk abroad:

and spread the glory of the Lord.

 

And how about this for the northern hemisphere?

 

Harvester God, as autumn light ripens the grain, ripen, too, our souls.

As brown leaves fall and sheaves are stored,

help us to leave behind summer's ways

and to go forward in deepening compassion, thankful to heaven.

 

Online Prayer Service for Creation Day/World Day of Prayer for Creation

 

 

 

September 16, 2019

Webinar
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10:00 Eastern US / 15:00 London / 21:00 Manila
Please join us for a webinar to explore the connection between biodiversity and Christian spirituality. Speakers include Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless or A Rocha International / Lausanne Catalyst for Creation Care, Rev. Dra. Neddy Astudillo of GreenFaith Latino America, and Celia Deane Drummond of the University of Oxford. The conversation will be moderated by Rev. Rachel Mash, Environmental coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and Green Anglicans.

 

September 20, 2019

Global Climate Strike

 

Young people from around the world will come together for a remarkable day of strikes from school to demand urgent action on the climate crisis. Their parents, neighbors, teachers, and families will stand alongside them. The climate strikes were galvanized by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, and each strike to date has sent more than a million people into the streets. Learn more at Laudato Si’ Generation, the climate initiative by and for young Catholics.

 

September 21, 2019

International Coastal Cleanup Day

 

For over 30 years, communities have come together to remove trash from coastlines and waterways including ponds, lakes, and rivers. Together, these volunteers remove and catalogue mountains of litter every year. Your community is invited to join. To learn more, please visit the Ocean Conservancy.

Posted at 08:11am on 8th September 2019

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