Season of Creation
God is good to all
The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action for the environment. It begins on September 1 and is an opportunity for Christians around the world renew their relationship with the Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment. The international theme for 2021 was: home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God. Oikos is the Greek word for “home,” or “household.”
The Season of Creation discussions were a joint activity between Saltbush and the Uniting Climate Action Network which was launched in June 2021. These resources aim to capture the discussions and insights to strengthen the theological underpinnings of our advocacy work. The sub-themes that emerged were Earth, Humanity, Sky, and Mountain.
One caveat. We are not experts on climate change, but we do listen to those who are. And we do, as part of the Uniting advocacy team, have a strong interest in our nation’s policies on climate and the role our church can take in contributing to positive change in those policies.
Season of Creation 2021 Resources
Theme 1: Earth
Theme 2: Humanity
Theme 3: Sky
Theme 4: Mountain
World Environment Day Resources
World Environment Day is a United Nations event that reminds us to take action to conserve and protect our natural environment.
World Environment Day celebrates its 20th anniversary on 5th of June 2020.
Churches often celebrate World Environment Day on one of the closest Sundays, for example, Sunday 7th of June 2020.
This year, Uniting Earth is encouraging churches to remember the devastating bushfires earlier this year, to pray for those impacted by the fires and to take action climate change, the impacts of which made these fires so unprecedented.
To help you celebrate in worship, here are some resources:
* Trigger warning: powerful bushfire images*
- Text version of the World Environment Day 2020 Bushfire Prayer
- PPT Slide on how you can help communities impacted by the bushfires
- Text for your Pew Sheet or Newsletter
- A Bushfire story from Batemans Bay
- World Environment Day Guide (PDF)
- Also, check out our awesome new resources on Connecting Kids with Nature