Season of Creation 2023
Download the Assembly's Season of Creation resource
August 16, 2023
Throughout the month of September, Christians across the world will celebrate the Season of Creation, an annual invitation to pray and reflect on our shared call to care for the earth - our common home and the good creation of God.
The Season of Creation takes place from 1 September (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) to 4 October (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) under the 2023 international theme, ‘Let justice and peace flow.’ The symbol is a mighty river, a reference to the cry of the prophet Amos: “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5:24)
The international organising committees writes in the 2023 Season of Creation guide, "so we are called to join the mighty river of justice and peace on behalf of all Creation, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity."
This year the Assembly is sharing a worship resource which encourages Uniting Church congregations and communities to hold worship outside during the Season of Creation, gathering around the rivers or waterways in our cities, towns and communities. It also offers alternatives for those places across the country where water is scarce, or where outdoor worship may not be possible.
The resource is now available! Click the button below.
We would love to see photos from your service and to hear how your community marks the Season of Creation. Please email us your pics, or post to your socials with the hashtags #seasonofcreationUCA #justiceandpeaceflow.
You might also like to join the global church in marking the beginning of the Season of Creation in an online ecumenical prayer service hosted by the World Council of Churches on 1 September.