The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer, reflection, education and action to protect creation. This liturgical season is celebrated by Christians of all traditions through prayer services and advocacy projects.
The season begins September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions.
This year there is especially urgent need to pray and act on behalf of the earth as we heed the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that came out a year ago. The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. The world is already experiencing the deadly consequences of global warming through bigger storms, more fires and severe drought.
This year our theme is GOD’S VOICE IN CREATION: What is Creation saying to us?
We will be reading texts from the prophet Jeremiah to reflect on God’s presence and our role as faithful Christians in the climate change crisis. Together we will learn about the impact of single use plastic and practice other ways of carrying, collecting and organizing our food and other goods. We will lean on our faith and trust in our God as we garner strength and hope in the face of impending destruction of our beautiful earth.